HeLP Co-Founder Honored

Georgians for a Healthy Future honored Sylvia Caley, co-founder of HeLP and clinical professor emerita at Georgia State Law, with the Linda Smith Lowe Health Advocacy Award at the 2018 Consumer Health Impact Awards in September. GHF works to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all… more »

New Faces, New Roles at HeLP

The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) has new people in new roles this year. HeLP, a medical-legal partnership among Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, provides civil legal services to low-income patients of Children’s and their families.

Sylvia Caley (M.B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89), now professor emeritus, served… more »

Caley Leaves Mark Fighting for Health Equity as She Retires

After seeing the real issues of inequality with her patients as a nurse, Sylvia Caley (MBA ’86, J.D. ’89) went to law school to help more people rather than just one patient at a time. This influenced her to commit time and resources to achieving health equity.

Caley is retiring after 11 years as the director… more »

Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Approved as a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP)

The Georgia Department of Community Health has approved the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) as a medical-legal partnership.

Although 46 states have health centers and hospitals that operate medical-legal partnerships, Georgia is only the second, after New York, to have codified medical-legal partnerships into state law. Having statutory recognition of the partnerships opens the door to potentially obtaining… more »

HeLP Honors Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Chief Medical Officer

On April 20, as part of its annual fundraising event, Shake it Up for HeLP, the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) honored Dr. Dan Salinas, the Chief Medical Officer Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the three HeLP partners along with Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Georgia State Law.

According to HeLP director, Sylvia Caley, the… more »

HeLP 10th Anniversary

The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State University College of Law. Join us as we reflect back on the achievements made by the clinic. Registration for the event opens in July.

Save the Date! When: 6-9 p.m.… more »

HeLP Provides MLP Model for Other Schools, including ones in Macon, S.C.

In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 352, authorizing government funding of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) that meet specific standards and making Georgia the second state after New York to endorse MLPs. Health Legislation and Advocacy students at Georgia State Law helped draft the bill under the direction of Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A. ’86,… more »

HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »