Child HeLP is an innovative medical-legal partnership between the Cincinnati Children’s primary care centers and the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati to help patient families resolve legal and social issues that often undermine the health and well-being of their children.

Doctors and social workers screen clinic families for problems that can be improved through legal assistance, including hunger, poor housing conditions, domestic violence and inadequate special education services. Once problems are identified, patients are referred to Child HeLP.

Our medical-legal partnership helps patient families navigate complex systems and gain the assistance they need to keep their children safe and healthy. Often, the resolution or management of legal and social problems contributes to improved health and well-being of the patient and family.