1 in 6 people needs legal care to be healthy

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people and communities by leading health, public health and legal sectors in an integrated, upstream approach to combating health-harming social conditions.

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    Health Affairs: “A New Treatment for Veterans in Need”

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinics are embedding lawyers in their health care teams to address nonmedical barriers to care. A new piece in Health Affairs traces the benefits of...Read More

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    Submit research abstracts for 2017 MLP Summit

    Two research abstracts will be selected for 20-minute oral presentations in general session, and 20 additional abstracts will be selected for poster presentations. Abstracts are due January 27, 2017. Note:...Read More

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    Report: “Applying the MLP Approach to Population Health”

    This issue brief examines how medical-legal partnerships can become part of population health management strategies as healthcare organizations adapt to new reimbursement models. "Applying the Medical-Legal Partnership Approach to Population...Read More

  • 2015 Survey Report Slide

    2015 Medical-Legal Partnership Survey report now available

    The report details findings from our national survey pertaining to common characteristics of medical-legal partnerships, screening practices, funding, data sharing, and impact on wellbeing, as well as recommendations for the...Read More

  • PBS NewsHour: “Why Doctors are Prescribing Legal Aid for Patients”

    What happens when a little boy gets a lifesaving bone marrow transplant for his leukemia, but can't return home because the house he lives in has cockroaches that threaten his...Read More

Medical-Legal Partnerships have been established in 294 health care institutions in 41 states

FEATURED RESOURCE

MLP Legal Needs Screening Tool


To treat the health-harming social conditions that stand in the way of good health, medical-legal partnerships must first be able to detect these problems in a systematic way. This screening tool that can be used by medical-legal partnerships to screen for patients’ legal needs in a range of clinical settings. Click here to learn more and download the screening tool.

UPCOMING EVENTS

National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs’ Inaugural Conference: Putting Care at the Center

Session: “Medical-Legal Partnerships for Complex Needs”

Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. & 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. ET

15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime

Session: “Medical-Legal Partnerships: Promoting Health and Justice in Tribal Communities”

Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 3:30 − 5 p.m. PT

Webinar: "Building MLP Features in Legal Case Management Systems (other than Pika)"

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12 - 1 p.m. ET

Webinar: "Establishing and Enhancing Legal Clinics to Serve Veterans"

Hosted by: The American Bar Association

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1 - 2 p.m. ET

Webinar: "Building MLP Features in the Pika Legal Case Management System"

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:30 - 2:30 p.m ET

Virtual Office Hours: MLP & LegalServer Configuration

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Virtual Office Hours: MLP 101

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

April 5-7, 2017 (National Harbor, Maryland)