White paper offers health-based framework to track legal outcomes

Friday, May 27, 2016

In a bold attempt to move the civil legal aid community toward a discussion and framework that incorporates health as part of the core activities and outcomes of civil legal aid, the nationally recognized team at the Medical-Legal Partnership of Southern Illinois established a comprehensive health-based framework for systematically recording legal outcomes.

CHART ITIn a new white paper, they describe the seminal attempt at establishing a comprehensive health-based framework for systematically recording legal outcomes that is exclusively targeted to all legal services practitioners. The framework is organized by the Legal Services Corporation problem codes that are utilized nationwide by legal aid organizations, and it is grounded in a lawyer-friendly adaptation of social determinants of health. The framework also synchronizes with toolkits and resources developed by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.

Click here to download the white paper, “CHART-IT: Capturing Health — an Attorney Reporting Tool for Impact Tracking.”