Medical-legal partnerships embed lawyers and paralegals alongside health care teams in clinics to:
- TRAIN health care, public health and legal teams to work collaboratively and identify health-harming social conditions;
- TREAT individual patients’ existing health‐harming social conditions with assistance ranging from triage and consultations to legal representation;
- TRANSFORM clinic practice and institutional policies to better respond to patients’ health‐harming social conditions; and
- PREVENT health‐harming social conditions broadly by detecting patterns and improving policies and regulations that have an impact on population health.
Watch the PBS NewsHour story below to see how the medical-legal partnership at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is helping patients and health care’s bottom line.