Public Interest Law Initiative


Howard Brown Health

Address:

4025 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60613

Contact: Larry Drumm

Website: http://www.howardbrown.org

Program:

Howard Brown Health (HBH) was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations. With an annual budget of over $100 million, the agency serves more than 34,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Howard Brown serves men, women, trans and gender non-conforming individuals, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago — including a main health and research center Howard Brown Health Sheridan in the Uptown neighborhood; and our other clinics Howard Brown Health Halsted in Lakeview; Howard Brown Health Clark in Rogers Park; Howard Brown Health 63rd Street in Englewood; Howard Brown Health 55th Street in Hyde Park; Howard Brown Health 47th Street with Thresholds; Howard Brown Health TPAN in Edgewater; Howard Brown Health LaCasa Norte on the west side; the Broadway Youth Center (BYC); and three Brown Elephant Resale Shops in Chicago (Lakeview and Andersonville neighborhoods) and Oak Park.

Howard Brown’s Legal and Compliance Department has two attorneys and a paralegal working on all aspects of HBH’s business operations.  This work also includes legal research in the areas of HIPAA, access and consent to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by minors, and other legal issues.  The Legal Department also works on policy issues including access to transgender health services under Medicaid and other related policy matters.  We also support the Medical-Legal Partnership legal clinic that operates at HBH.  Interns will assist the legal staff on all of these matters.

This agency is approved to host a Law Student Intern in the summer.

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