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Paralegal, Health & Benefits Rights Project

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 16, 2021 - July 22, 2022

Application Window

January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Location

  • Baltimore, MD

Contact Information

Shae Agee
(202) 236-8684
ageeshae@gmail.com

Hosted By

Position Details

LVC Member 2021-2022

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Description

The Public Justice Center works with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, educate the public, and build coalitions, all to advance our mission of pursuing systemic change to build a just society. Current focus areas include tenants, workers, health care, education, public benefits, juvenile justice, and creating a right to counsel in civil cases.

Our Access to Health and Public Benefits (Health Rights) Project advocates to protect and expand eligibility for healthcare coverage and access to appropriate, affordable, effective and culturally competent healthcare. We seek to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes and access to benefits. The Volunteer will be a member of the Health Rights Project team conducting research, advocacy, and community outreach for the following advocacy priorities:
• Eliminating maternal mortality and disparities in maternal health outcomes among birthing individuals of color by expanding access to doula care and other maternal health programs;
• Expanding dental care for low-income adults;
• Eliminating unjust barriers to Hepatitis C medication access for Medicaid beneficiaries;
• Ensuring healthcare providers and state agencies provide language services for people with Limited English Proficiency;
• Reforming Maryland hospital medical debt collection practices to protect the health, housing and financial stability of low-income patients;
• Monitoring changes to the healthcare and public benefits landscape on the federal and state level; and
• Protecting Medical Assistance and the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Public Justice Center works with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. We advocate in the courts, legislatures, and government agencies, educate the public, and build coalitions, all to advance our mission of pursuing systemic change to build a just society. Current focus areas include tenants, workers, health care, education, public benefits, juvenile justice, and creating a right to counsel in civil cases.

Our Access to Health and Public Benefits (Health Rights) Project advocates to protect and expand eligibility for healthcare coverage and access to appropriate, affordable, effective and culturally competent healthcare. We seek to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes and access to benefits. The Volunteer will be a member of the Health Rights Project team conducting research, advocacy, and community outreach for the following advocacy priorities:
• Eliminating maternal mortality and disparities in maternal health outcomes among birthing individuals of color by expanding access to doula care and other maternal health programs;
• Expanding dental care for low-income adults;
• Eliminating unjust barriers to Hepatitis C medication access for Medicaid beneficiaries;
• Ensuring healthcare providers and state agencies provide language services for people with Limited English Proficiency;
• Reforming Maryland hospital medical debt collection practices to protect the health, housing and financial stability of low-income patients;
• Monitoring changes to the healthcare and public benefits landscape on the federal and state level; and
• Protecting Medical Assistance and the Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program
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Living Allowance

$240 - $240 monthly

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

LVC provides program days monthly focusing on justice issues. Spirituality and Community mentors also provide ongoing guidance.

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Economic Security, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing, Legal Assistance

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Disability Services Organization, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Shae Agee
(202) 236-8684
ageeshae@gmail.com

Hosted By

Position Details

LVC Member 2021-2022

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