We advocate for justice in health and food systems.
Food Law & Policy
CHLPI’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) addresses complex legal and policy challenges in our food system, both nationally and internationally. We work to increase access to healthy foods, support sustainable and equitable food production, reduce waste of healthy, wholesome food, and promote community-led food system change.
Health Law & Policy
We support increased access to high-quality and comprehensive care and treatment for systemically marginalized communities, particularly people with lower income, Communities of Color, and people living with chronic health conditions.
When health care rights are on the line, we fight discrimination in health care systems by prosecuting impact litigation and supporting other cases with amicus briefs.
In order to address the long-standing health disparities impacting our communities, we must rethink health system design. We help bridge the gap between health care and social services by supporting law and policy reforms that address patients’ health-related social needs.
Food Law & Policy
Approximately one-third of the world’s food is lost or wasted. We are at the forefront of policy efforts to reduce food waste and promote the recovery of safe food in the United States and around the world.
We provide communities with the tools they need to identify challenges in their food system, understand the legal policy changes that could address the root causes of those problems, and implement changes through policy advocacy.
Understanding the role that nutrition plays in shaping health outcomes, we identify and promote key legal and policy levers that increase people’s physical and economic access to nutritious and safe foods.
Food is fundamental, and so too are the systems to produce it. Our work supports the creation of healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable food production.