The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership regularly hosts free webinars on different ways legal services can help health care address social determinants of health.

Integrating Civil Legal Aid into Nurse-Managed Health Centers

Research Brief Webinar Series #3
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2 – 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time
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The project presented in this webinar received an Honorable Mention at the 2017 MLP Summit Poster session. The webinar will be led by Kelly Thompson, JD, Kristine Gonnella, MPH, and Sarah Hexem, JD from the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium.

The Nurse-led Medical-Legal Partnership Initiative stemmed from a fundamental proposition that the comprehensive, patient-centered models of care championed by nurse-led health settings create a ready-made environment for the MLP approach to thrive. The MLP approach aligns well within the nurse-led model to identify and treat health-harming legal needs, facilitate coordination of care across a patient’s multiple health and social needs, and achieve quality improvement and data tracking using electronic medical records and other technologies. The Nurse-led MLP Initiative worked with a demonstration nurse-led MLP site, helped establish three new MLPs at nurse-led clinics representing diverse funding and patient communities, and provided technical assistance through tools and resources. This webinar will share descriptive findings of key lessons learned about implementation of an MLP project in nurse-managed health centers based on process data and stakeholder feedback.