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Social Justice Monday: Healthcare Forecast: Proposed Changes in Access for Immigrants

Monday, Apr 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM PDT
Room C5Map Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

The Health Law Society presents

 Healthcare Forecast: Proposed Changes in Access for Immigrants

Monday, April 1, 2019

Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Sullivan Hall, Room C5

Soup Lunch Provided 

Please join Huma Zarif from Northwest Health Law Advocates for an overview of issues affecting immigrant access to healthcare coverage at the state, federal and local level. NoHLA is the consumer voice in the health care debate and aims to improve access to health care for all Washington residents in furtherance of health as a human right. Ms. Zarif will discuss the recent proposed changes to the public charge rule, the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Islander program, young adult coverage, the Reproductive Health Access for All Act (which is currently making its way through the Washington legislature), and county-based coverage proposals. 

Huma Zarif, J.D., MSW is a staff attorney at Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) where she works on health care access issues ranging from immigrant access to reproductive health care services and everything in between. She graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a concentration in Health Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Zarif worked as a social worker for over eight years at Harborview and Swedish Medical Centers. She obtained both her Bachelor of Social Welfare and Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, School of Social Work.

Social Justice Monday is an organized, weekly series hosted by the Access to Justice Institute in partnership with students, student organizations, and other departments across the law school. If you are interested in organizing a Social Justice Monday for the 2019-2020 academic year, please contact Abby Goldy at