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.

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    Submit workshop proposals & research abstracts for 2017 MLP Summit

    We're currently accepting workshop proposals and research abstracts for the 2017 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit headlined by keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Brenner from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. Workshop proposals...Read More

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    Report: “Applying the MLP Approach to Population Health”

    This issue brief examines how medical-legal partnerships can become part of population health management strategies as healthcare organizations adapt to new reimbursement models. "Applying the Medical-Legal Partnership Approach to Population...Read More

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    58 health centers and PCAs selected for The SDOH Academy

    Thirty-nine HRSA-funded health centers and 19 primary care associations (PCAs) were selected for the pilot year of The Social Determinants of Health Academy -- a six-month virtual training series designed...Read More

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    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

  • 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


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: "Behavioral Health and MLP: Education Advocacy Part II — Focus on Discipline"

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2 – 3 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

National Legal Aid and Defender Association Annual Conference

Back-to-Back Medical-Legal Partnership Sessions

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2:30 - 4 p.m. and 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. CT

Virtual Office Hours: MLP & LegalServer Configuration

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Virtual Office Hours: MLP 101

Hosted by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:30 – 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)