On April 16th the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to pass House Bill 2138 providing work requirements as a condition of receiving Medical Assistance (Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program). This bill is… Read more Pennsylvania Lawmakers Move Forward with Medicaid Work Requirements →
We are entering the third year of our partnership with Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program. The Nursing-Legal Partnership serves low-income first time mothers, mothers with young… Read more Philadelphia Nursing-Legal Partnership Update →
Civil legal aid services yield a tremendous financial return to society, an often overlooked benefit of investing in poverty law attorneys and programs. Civil legal aid services are severely and chronically… Read more Study shows Delaware Civil Legal Aid Services produced $149.2 million return over 3 year period →
Many low-income individuals are subject to erratic, unfair employment scheduling practices that interfere with their ability to receive ongoing and critical healthcare services; maintain other benefits; and secure childcare. Constantly being “on call,” not knowing whether you will need to come in to work or not, even on your days off, leads to increased stress and a decreased quality of life. Advocates in the City of Philadelphia are encouraging City Council members to adopt Fair Work Week practices that will eliminate these unjust scheduling practices. On March 6th the Philadelphia… Read more Advocating for a Fair Workweek →
The wrong side of history: The struggle to protect our nation’s health during a time of political apathy toward helping the poor.
On June 28, 2012 a group of public health leaders nervously huddled together to focus on a steady stream of words being projected on to a screen. The collective of heath care providers, epidemiologists, administrators, educators, lawyers, and advocates who were previously gathered to discuss the American Public Health Association’s upcoming agenda and activities for the year, were now closely watching live coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed in to law by President Obama in 2010. When the information… Read more The wrong side of history: The struggle to protect our nation’s health during a time of political apathy toward helping the poor. →
The HELP: MLP team is firmly committed to collecting data in order to better understand the impact our project has in several domains. We hypothesize that through the integration of… Read more MLP Impact on Nurse Home Visitors →
Each day HELP: MLP attorneys team up with case managers and nurses to help clients overcome serious challenges in their lives. LaTanya’s story below is one of many examples of… Read more LaTanya’s Story →