LegalHealth currently partners with 25 hospitals across New York City and handles over 7,400 legal matters annually. To leverage its ability to break down barriers to health access and stabilize patients in the community, LegalHealth relies on the support of foundations, corporations, private law firms and community organizations.
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Social workers witness the impact of the economic crisis on patient health because the public hospitals and healthcare centers in New York City function both as a sanctuary for people in high-need communities and as a gateway to other safety net organizations in the community even when their problems are not exclusively medical. LegalHealth's model to implement legal interventions for low-income patients in the hospital setting enables hospital resources to be efficiently deployed to meet patient's health and psychosocial needs while the onsite LegalHealth lawyer can address those problems that have legal remedy.— Sandra Chaiken, Director of Social Work for North Bronx Health Care Network