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.

  • Waimanalo Health Center staff (Mar 2016)

    Report: “Building resources to support health center MLPs”

    The experiences of six health centers that used expanded services awards from HRSA to support legal-related enabling services are traced in this new issue brief. The lessons they learned demonstrate...Read More

  • The Invisible Battlefield Cover

    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

  • 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

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    Guide to collecting health data in legal case management system released

    In order to help civil legal aid programs document and describe their crucial contributions to the health of their communities, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) released a comprehensive...Read More

  • The Doctor and Lawyer are In Sign

    NYTimes: “When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure”

    In The New York Times' Fixes Blog, Tina Rosenberg examines why more and more hospitals and health centers are partnering with civil legal aid lawyers to address the social problems...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. This screening tool that can be used by medical-legal partnerships to screen for patients’ legal needs in a range of clinical settings. Click here to learn more and download the screening tool.


Webinar: "MLP LegalServer Training"

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

NACHC Community Health Institute & Expo

Session: “Looking Upstream: Using Multidisciplinary Teams to Address Social Determinants of Health”

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. CT

Virtual Office Hours: MLP Communications

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2016 Annual Meeting

Session: “Medical-Legal Partnership: Adding a Ringer to Your Team to Improve Educational Services for Children with Disabilities”

Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. ET

Virtual Office Hours: MLP 101

Hosted by: The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

2016 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference

Session: “Inside Washington: National Perspectives and Cross-Sector Collaborations for Acting on the Social Determinants of Mental Health”

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 2 – 5 p.m. ET

National Aging and Law Conference

Session: “Medical-Legal Partnerships: Upstream Service Delivery to Older Adults”

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. ET

American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo

Session: “Connecting Civil Legal Aid and the Social Determinants of Health through the Medical-Legal Partnership Model”

October 29 – November 2, 2016

12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

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