Children's Health Advocacy Project
3700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: 314 534 4200
Begun with funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Children's Health Advocacy Project (CHAP) is a medical-legal partnership between Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and St. Louis University School of Law, and numerous health care providers: Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis Children's Hospital. The program is expanding with a substantial grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
This groundbreaking partnership is changing the culture of pediatric practice in St. Louis by encouraging a holistic approach to children's healthcare. Because growing up in poverty presents a serious threat to a child's health, a medical-legal partnership is a unique way to improve children's health outcomes by bringing together providers who ensure that the basic needs of the child and family are met. By helping patients navigate the complex government and community systems that often hold solutions, providers and CHAP can improve the health of the most vulnerable people in our society—low-income children.