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.

  • 2015 Survey Report Slide

    2015 Medical-Legal Partnership Survey report now available

    The report details findings from our national survey pertaining to common characteristics of medical-legal partnerships, screening practices, funding, data sharing, and impact on wellbeing, as well as recommendations for the...Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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.


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

Virtual Office Hours: MLP 101

Hosted by: The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Virtual Office Hours: MLP & LegalServer

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3:30 - 4:30 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”

Tuesday, November 1 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. MT

12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

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