Category: Health Disparities


Military Breaches HIV+ Settlement Refusing Cadet →

Health Disparities
Military Breaches Settlement Agreement With HIV-Positive Cadet, Refuses To Allow Him To Serve Cadet Seeks Court Assistance in Enforcing Settlement Agreement Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed a motion in Doe v. Austin, et. al., the federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the U.S. military’s discriminatory policies against people living with HIV,...

Fall into HealthJustice →

Health Disparities
Fall Into HealthJustice is a groundbreaking event that harnesses the power of medical, legal, and community collaboration to help families and youth prepare for the cold/flu season. Join us on October 5 in East Boston! Fall into HealthJustice es un evento innovador que aprovecha el poder de la colaboración médica,...

Launching Medical-Legal Partnership with Beth Israel Lahey Health →

Health Disparities
MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED BY BETH ISRAEL LAHEY HEALTH AND LAWYERS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS  New Medical-Legal Partnership Will Help Address Health Disparities Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) announced the launch of a new medical-legal partnership that will provide free legal support to low-income patients, beginning...

Health Equity and Immigrant Health →

Health Disparities, Immigrant Rights
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) and our pro bono allies recently submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in support of expanding access to affordable health care for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),...

Preventing Thousands Of Vulnerable Families From Losing Medical Benefits →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Civil Rights Group Urges State To Prevent Thousands Of Vulnerable Families From Losing Medical Benefits  MassHealth “Redetermination” Process Particularly Threatens Non-English Speakers And Those With Unstable Housing  Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) issued a letter to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requesting immediate action to protect vulnerable families and children from losing...

Free Legal Support to Close Health Disparities →

Health Disparities
FREE LEGAL SUPPORT IS PART-AND-PARCEL OF ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBS) announced that it has negotiated contracts with Steward Healthcare Network, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Boston Accountable Care Organization (part of Boston Medical Center), and Mass General Brigham to take proactive steps to reduce health...

LCR’s Civil Rights Summit →

BizGrow, Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Race and Climate, Racial Justice, Redistricting, Voting Rights
LCR’s Civil Rights Summit November 4, 2022 Lawyers for Civil Rights held a Civil Rights Summit on November 4, 2022, convening powerful attorneys and community partners for strategic and catalytic thought partnership to advance civil rights in the current legal landscape, including changes in the composition of the Supreme Court....

Navigating Dobbs: A Guide for Small Businesses →

BizGrow, Health Disparities
Navigating Dobbs: A Guide for Small Businesses Last updated August 29, 2022 In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eviscerating the fundamental right to reproductive health. The civil rights implications are overwhelming. While we have not yet seen the extent of the...

LCR’s Legal Warriors at Lav Law →

BizGrow, Economic Justice, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
Lawyers for Civil Rights at the 2022 Lavender Law Conference  LCR’s legal warriors and our pro bono partners will be presenting on a wide range of cutting-edge civil rights and intersectional issues at the upcoming Lavender Law Conference hosted by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association in Los Angeles. This is where...

Condemning the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Condemning the Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Reckless and Dangerous Decision Undermines Healthcare Disproportionately Endangering People of Color, Low Income Individuals The U.S. Supreme Court has eviscerated Roe v. Wade, stripping the fundamental right to reproductive health. This decision is an abomination. It is a blatant attack on access...

Meet LCR | HealthJustice →

Health Disparities
Our medical-legal partnership is now LCR | HealthJustice For nearly two decades, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) has partnered with MGH-Chelsea to provide free legal assistance to the most vulnerable patients, including people with disabilities seeking public benefits and those who are threatened with eviction. In recent years, we’ve expanded...

East Boston Patients Urge AG to Investigate and Reform →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
As Investigations Into East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Continue, Community Demands Reforms To Stop Discriminatory, Substandard Care MA Attorney General and Department of Public Health Investigating Harrowing Patient Reports Of Misdiagnosis, Delayed Care  In a letter sent to the Massachusetts Attorney General and the Department of Public Health today, Lawyers for...

Lawsuit Filed to End HIV Discrimination in the Military →

Employment, Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Time to End The Military’s Discrimination Against Individuals Living with HIV Federal Lawsuit Challenges Military’s Ban on Enlisting and Commissioning from Military Academies  Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont against U.S. military officials and the Vermont...

Statement on Supreme Court Draft Opinion →

Health Disparities, Racial Justice
Statement from Lawyers for Civil Rights on the U.S. Supreme Court Draft Opinion Leaked Draft Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Disproportionately Impact People of Color, Low-Income Individuals May 4, 2022 Earlier this week, a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion which would overrule Roe v. Wade became public. If this opinion is issued as drafted, it...

Health Issues in East Boston →

Health Disparities, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
Civil Rights and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates Urge State Officials To Investigate Discriminatory, Substandard Medical Treatment By East Boston Neighborhood Health Center  MA Attorney General and Department of Public Health Asked To Investigate Harrowing Patient Reports Of Misdiagnosis, Delayed Care  Centro Presente and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) formally requested that the Massachusetts Attorney General...

100 Organizations File Human Rights Petition Against the U.S. →

Coronavirus, Health Disparities, Immigrant Rights, Race and Climate, Racial Justice
ONE HUNDRED ORGANIZATIONS URGE INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ABUSES AND RACISM AT THE U.S. BORDER International Human Rights Monitoring Needed To Protect Haitian And Central American Refugees from U.S. Mistreatment and Abuse A diverse coalition of one hundred (100) organizations from across the United States and Latin America have...

Applauding Boston’s Vaccine Mandate →

BizGrow, Coronavirus, Economic Justice, Employment, Health Disparities, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability
The Suffolk County Superior Court has allowed the City of Boston's COVID-19 vaccine mandate to take effect. Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) applauds the ruling. We stand with Mayor Michelle Wu in the implementation of the vaccine mandate. Through LCR’s Medical-Legal Partnership with MGH’s Community Health Center in Chelsea, we have seen firsthand how...

New Bedford and Fall River Small Businesses Help Raise Vaccine Awareness →

BizGrow, Coronavirus, Health Disparities
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) and Point32Health announced that 15 diverse- and women-owned small businesses located in New Bedford and Fall River have been awarded grants to promote vaccine awareness in their communities.  “As many features of the pandemic become endemic, it is critical to promote the economic revitalization of...