Advocacy

As part of its overall program, HeLP seeks to address the legal, policy, and social issues that adversely affect the health of low-income children and their families. Many such issues arise from our law practice with individual cases. We address these broader legal problems by negotiating with government agencies about appropriate implementation of their policies and regulations and by working with the Georgia General Assembly to develop legislative solutions.

 

HeLP collaborates with a number of other groups within the Atlanta community on behalf of low-income children in Georgia. These include the Barton Child Health Clinic at Emory University, the Georgia Advocacy Office, Voices for Georgia’s Children, the Governor’s Council on Disabilities, and various Georgia State University units such as the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Georgia Health Policy Center and the Institute of Public Health of the College of Health and Human Sciences. HeLP works with these and other groups on a systemic level to improve the health and healthcare access of all low-income children and families in Georgia.