Colorado boasts one of the nation’s premiere university hospitals, a nationally ranked law school, and the first and only school of public health in the beautiful Rocky Mountain Region. In addition, Colorado private and public attorneys have a rich tradition and ethical commitment to providing pro bono services to the legally underserved within the state. This wealth of public universities and legal talent permits a collaboration of students, faculty, and professionals to reduce avoidable health inequality6 by educating students and professionals in interdisciplinary, experiential learning settings.
Here is a list of the Interdisciplinary Health Law and Policy Courses offered at the University of Colorado:
- Poverty, Health and Law Practicum
- Law, public health, and medical students participants work together with pro bono supervising attorneys and physicians to reduce the social determinants of poor health for underrepresented patients at safety net clinics in the metro-Denver area.
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Public Health, Health Policy, and Epidemiology
- Bioethics and Law Seminar
- Comparative Public Health Law & Ethics Seminar
The I-HELP Model
Students and providers learn to identify the primary health related legal needs that low-income families face: