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Doreena Wong

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Doreena Wong

Senior Attorney
National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
legal advocacy and litigation to improve access to health care
health care for immigrants and limited English-proficient populations
culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services


Doreena Wong is a senior attorney for the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), a national, nonprofit law firm working to increase and improve access to quality health care on behalf of limited-income individuals. It provides legal analysis and representation, information, education, and policy advocacy. Wong focuses on the needs of immigrants and limited English-proficient populations for culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services. She has participated on the National Advisory Committee for the Development of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care, and currently serves on the California Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Health Services' Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists, and the Policy and Research Committee of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. Before coming to NHeLP, she worked for public interest organizations including the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco, the ACLU of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C., and a Los Angeles-based civil rights firm specializing in enforcement of consent decrees in race discrimination cases. Wong graduated from New York University School of Law in 1987 after working for nine years as a health care professional.

2639 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles  California  90034
United States
Office Phone: 
(310) 204-6010
Office Fax: 
(310) 204-0891


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