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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    New issue brief on health-harming legal needs of veterans

    While the VA has taken great steps to meet the traditional health care needs of veterans, gaps remain in the delivery and coordination of social services that impact health. In...Read More

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    NCMLP seeks health centers and PCAs for new MLP learning network

    Twenty HRSA-funded health centers, look-alikes, and primary care associations will be selected to participate in a new Health Center Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Learning Network convened by the National Center for...Read More

  • Keynote speaker James Corbett from Centura Health at the 2016 MLP Summit. Photo credit: Chris Whonsettler.

    Video from the 2016 MLP Summit online

    Did you miss the 2016 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit in April? Select clips and full sessions from plenary are now available on our YouTube channel. As part of his keynote speech...Read More


    White paper offers health-based framework to track legal outcomes

    In a bold attempt to move the civil legal aid community toward a discussion and framework that incorporates health as part of the core activities and outcomes of civil legal...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


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. But how do you screen for health-harming civil legal needs in a clinical setting?

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, with pro bono support from The Advisory Board Company (ABC), reviewed 80 tools used by medical-legal partnerships across the country to screen for patients’ legal needs. We then developed a common screening tool that can be used by medical-legal partnerships in a range of settings. Click here to learn more and download the screening tool.


Webinar: "How Medical Legal Partnership Services Utilize Geographical Hot-Spotting Maps to Influence Community Health for Asthmatic Children"

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Virtual Office Hours: MLP 101

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Webinar: "Integrating Legal Services with the Care of Complex, High-utilizing Patients"

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Webinar: "Applying the MLP Approach to Population Health, Pain Points, and Payment Reform"

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

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