Kamenir Health Advocacy Fund

A new interdisciplinary vision for practicing law and medicine

NLSLA is realizing the vision of Dr. Edward and Charlotte Kamenir, the founding donors of the Kamenir Health Advocacy Fund, to train future doctors and lawyers to work collaboratively to identify and address the social determinants of health.

Through the Kamenir Fund, with the support of doctors at community clinics throughout Los Angeles, NLSLA has created a unique interdisciplinary curriculum and clinical program at USC’s Gould School of Law and Keck School of Medicine.  Taught by NLSLA lawyers, this class offers medical and law students an enhanced understanding of socio-economic factors that impact wellness in disadvantaged and impoverished neighborhoods.  Students learn how cross-professional interventions and strategic advocacy can lead to better policies that transform the health of our communities.