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

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

FEATURED RESOURCE

Report: "Screening for Health-Harming Legal Needs"


A new issue brief describes how 13 hospitals and health centers screen their patients for health-harming legal needs. The brief details who gets screened and how they are screened, how information gathered from a screening is recorded and shared with legal partners, and lessons learned to help encourages best practice implementation across the settings.

Click here to download a free copy of the report, “Screening for Health-Harming Legal Needs.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

2nd Annual Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Center Summit

Hosted by AAPCHO

May 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT San Francisco, CA

From Aim to Impact: Upper Midwest Healthcare Legal Partnership Conference

Hosted by Upper Midwest Healthcare Legal Partnership Learning Collaborative

June 1, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT St. Paul, Minnesota

MLP Interventions Within the Length of Stay Variance Patient Population

Research Brief Webinar Series #1

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time

Meeting Vulnerable Veterans Where They Are: A Comparative Analysis of VA MLP Sites

Research Brief Webinar Series #2

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time

Integrating Civil Legal Aid into Nurse-Managed Health Centers

Research Brief Webinar Series #3

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time