LegalHealth founded the National Cancer Legal Services Network, and we continue to work towards better ways to collect, organize, and interpret data. Oftentimes, we find that our work is qualitative, and we would like tips on ways to look at our work through a different, data based lens as well."Phone Calls" are 1 hour, one-time calls with an organization. Learn the difference between volunteering on a Phone Call and a Project here.
LegalHealth partners with medical professionals to address the non-medical needs of low-income people with serious health problems. LegalHealth complements health care with legal care – providing free legal services in medical facilities and training healthcare professionals to understand the legal issues their patients face. LegalHealth extends its mission nationally by providing technical assistance to bring medical and legal partners together.
Since 2001, LegalHealth’s dedicated staff has improved the lives of over 26,000 low-income New Yorkers with serious health needs. Where social conditions pose a barrier to improved health, the LegalHealth team can advocate to ensure a patient’s right to access care, basic benefits, stable housing and immigration remedies.
LegalHealth’s training of health care providers at its partner hospitals raises awareness among the health care professionals to the non-medical barriers to improved patient health and they become actively involved in referring and advocating for their patients.
Speaking with Derek was incredibly valuable! He helped us to elevate the way that we currently think about data, answered all of our questions, and asked us some important questions that will help us move forward in our writing and reporting. He presented information in a way that was understandable and has so much knowledge in the field of data and analytics. I highly recommend Derek to others! Furthermore, he followed up right away and continues to work with us on achieving our goals.
Speaking with Alison and Randye about their measurement needs was an outstanding experience! They were extremely receptive to new ideas and had a great foundation for achieving their goals prior to the call. Their particular data and analytics needs present some interesting challenges, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to refine their narrative!