Iowa Legal Aid

Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Des Moines, IA Polk, Marshall, Story, Woodbury Counties of Focus

Grant Summary:

This is a pilot project where Iowa Legal Aid will collaborate with two Iowa Community Health Centers to identify and address the social determinants that are negatively impacting the health of low-income patients. The Iowa Legal Aid Health and Law Response Team Project will build health center capacity through an integrated model of training, technical assistance, consultation and referral with a focus on Certified Application Counselors as first responders for health-harming legal needs. Certified Application Counselors will support early intervention and prevention strategies for legal needs, and act as a key entry point for legal expertise.