NHeLP, founded in 1969, advocates for the rights of low-income and underserved people to access health care. Justice in Aging, founded in 1972, advocates for access to quality health care and economic security for low-income older adults. These two leading national legal services programs have a wealth of teaching, training, and litigation expertise in the complex laws related to Medicaid and Medicare, nursing homes and SSI. For almost 50 years, NHeLP and Justice in Aging have provided leadership and support to legal services and legal aid staff throughout the country.
In collaboration with these national partners, we will provide Florida advocates with technical assistance in identifying and addressing healthcare access for Florida’s most vulnerable populations and establish a clearinghouse of resources for Florida’s health law advocates. Additionally, with input and guidance from NHeLP and Justice in Aging, we will provide Florida specific talking points on the implications of federal legislative and policy proposals on health care access for vulnerable Floridians.
Florida Voices for Health (FVH) leads the statewide coalition of diverse community based organizations working to improve health care outcomes for all Floridians.
The Florida Policy Institute (FPI) is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting widespread prosperity through timely, thoughtful and objective analysis of state policy issues affecting economic opportunity. The Institute provides analysis of state budget and revenue trends and proposes common-sense policy options with the aim of encouraging broad public education, discussion, and informed action.
The Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology. FJTC works with legal aid and pro bono programs in managing statewide list serves and websites, including on health law.
FJTC also works with the judiciary and the court system, lawyers, law schools, corporations, community partners, and others to develop technology products and services that will expand access to justice for those confronting civil legal issues such as divorce, child custody, foreclosure, landlord-tenant disputes, home ownership, veterans benefits and elder affairs.