Diabetes Law Collaborative removes barriers to staying healthy

The Diabetes Law Collaborative, housed on the VMC hospital campus, helps individuals living with diabetes advocate for their health. Please read the article below, originally posted on the Diabetes Forecast blog, to learn more about this important program.

Removing Legal Obstacles to Good Health

By Katie Bunker

[The Diabetes Law Collaborative] is the nation’s first medical-legal partnership specifically for people with diabetes. It is housed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., where doctors may refer patients to a lawyer or social worker under the same roof. People with diabetes whose income is under 400 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $43,000 a year for one person, may get legal help with any obstacle to their staying healthy.


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