Our mission is to foster a system in which all health organizations leverage legal expertise and services to better address communities’ health-harming social needs.
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
New national data on medical-legal partnership activities and trends
New report describes the patients screened and treated by medical-legal partnerships in 2016, and how these programs advance health and wellbeing. It also offers insights into the organizations that participate...Read More
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 organizations in 41 states
September 27, 2017
April 17, 2017
Report: "Information Sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships"
This issue brief discusses numerous opportunities for healthcare and legal organizations to share information within the boundaries of the legal privacy framework in order to effectively facilitate patient access to the legal services that can ultimately improve health. Click here to download a free copy of the report.
Session: "How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Change a Mental Health System? Reflections on Medical-Legal Partnerships in Behavioral Health Settings"
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:30p - 4 p.m. Eastern
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3 – 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "The Beehive"
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time & Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time