Legal Care is Vital, and It is Impactful
Since 2007, our staff and volunteer attorneys have provided free direct legal care services and educational outreach valued at over $19,600,000. We have helped over 13,600 Minnesotans with legal issues stemming from their cancer diagnosis and treatment—the disability, employment, estate planning, financial, and insurance issues that weigh so heavily on their hearts and minds.
We are excited to be contributing to the body of work that is demonstrating legal service's impact on health outcomes through addressing the many social determinants of health.
In addition to translating legal care into health outcomes as shown in the graphic below, in 2018 and 2019, Cancer Legal Care was very fortunate to work with Michael Quinn Patton and his team at Utilization-Focused Evaluation. This resulted in evaluating legal care's impact as part of the wider legal services effort as discussed in the report Community Development and Legal Assistance: Building Partnerships, as well as in the specific experience of two of our clients, Tim and Hans.
Further evaluation of our work is ongoing.