Health, Ethics, Advocacy, and Law
Hofstra H.E.A.L. is the virtual communications platform of the Hofstra Bioethics Center and the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy. Through the use of the Internet and social media, Hofstra H.E.A.L. is dedicated to promoting community awareness and discussion about health, bioethics, and law.
Hofstra University Bioethics Center
Humanism, Advocacy and Social Justice: the new prescription for health care.
The mission of the Hofstra University Bioethics Center, a collaboration of Hofstra’s law and medical schools, is to strengthen the humanistic delivery of health care and legal advocacy. The Bioethics Center serves as the University’s academic home to the increasingly complex ethical and social challenges that our society faces, both on an individual and community level, and responds to those challenges within law, medicine and public health. Through an integrative approach and an innovative curriculum, the Bioethics Center aims to implement practical ethics in law, healthcare and life sciences.
Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy
Advancing Innovative Pathways in Health Care Through Leadership in Health Law
The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy was established to develop and implement new methods for training students in order to broaden access to quality healthcare for everyone and to create a more just healthcare system. The work of the Institute depends on a multidisciplinary approach to health law education, focusing on scholarship, community outreach and the development of policy initiatives. By providing students with the knowledge and skills indispensable to the practice of health law, the Gitenstein Institute empowers students to pave the way for positive change.