Our mission is to foster a system in which all health organizations leverage legal expertise and services to better address communities’ health-related social needs.

  • New story series highlights MLPs that went from patients-to-policy

    Working together, medical-legal partnership teams often detect patterns in patients' needs that reveal opportunities to advance healthy policy solutions for whole communities. Our new patients-to-policy series features five stories of...Read More

  • Research highlights medical-legal partnership’s role in promoting health equity

    Research published by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) in Health Affairs shares how more than 300 hospitals, health centers, and clinics across the U.S. are using legal services...Read More

  • Report spotlights 4 states that finance legal services thru Medicaid payments

    Health centers represent the fastest growing sector for MLP adoption across the health care system; the number of health centers operating MLPs in 2016 represents nearly double the number in 2014. Now, 113 health...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 373 health organizations in 47 states


Report: "The Opioid Crisis in America & the Role Medical-Legal Partnership Can Play in Recovery"

This issue brief examines how legal services delivered alongside medical and behavioral health services can help support successful recovery from substance use disorders and play a role in alleviating the opioid crisis. Click here to download a free copy of the report.


Office Hours: "How to Share Ethical, Empowering Consumer Stories"

Hosted by the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs

Monday, July 23, 2018 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Office Hours: "Medical-Legal Partnership 101"

Hosted by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 3 – 4 p.m. ET