The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab is the advocacy and policy division of CSH. We strive to come up with legal and policy-backed solutions to problems in surgical equity. We work with community partners and create a bridge between the clinical side of CSH and the community. We screen clients for immigration-related issues and other public benefits opportunities, and work closely with Penn Law students to advocate for patients long after they receive much-needed surgical services. We also conduct legal and policy-focused research with an eye to effecting change at the local and state level to make access to surgical services better for everyone, not just the patients CSH is able to help directly. Lastly, the Policy Lab runs the Summer Institute.