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.

  • Attend the MLP Summit, April 5-7

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit. The conference, headlined by keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Brenner from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, will gather leaders and...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

  • 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


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.”


Virtual Office Hours: MLP 101

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, February 23, 2017 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

MLP Symposium: “Building an Academic Agenda to Enhance MLP Practice”

Hosted by: Yale Law School

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

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