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Lawyers, doctors team up to reduce health disparities

Yeung, Bernice (2011) Lawyers, doctors team up to reduce health disparities. California Watch.

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On Kate Marr’s first day practicing law at The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach last week, she met with the mother of an asthmatic 7-year-old. Health clinic workers sent the woman, a Mexican immigrant, to Marr's office because they suspected there was a connection between the boy’s asthma and the family's apartment – where paint peels from the walls, cockroaches inhabit the floorboards and only one electrical outlet functions. An attorney who has practiced with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles for more than a decade, Marr is now seeing clients at the clinic two days a week as part of a new medical-legal program that seeks to address the issues underlying patient treatment.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Practice > service
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    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 13:50
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 13:50
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3533

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