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.

  • Improving outreach and enrollment efforts with MLP

    A new podcast and issue brief share how medical-legal partnerships help health centers improve outreach and enrollment efforts. "Improving Outreach and Enrollment Efforts in Health Centers through Medical-Legal Partnership" PODCAST...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.”


Ohio Osteopathic Symposium

Session: “Medical-Legal Partnerships: Why They Are Important to My Practice”

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Virtual Office Hours: MLP 101

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Future of Medicine Conference

Session: "Medical-Legal Partnerships: The Future of Integrated Population Healthcare"

Thursday, May 11 from 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. MT