Resources

Core Resources

The resources in this section include both tools for MLP programs such as assessments, best-in-practice trainings identified from the MLP Network and foundational articles, as well as fact sheets and infographics for those interested in learning more about the scope and impact of MLP. View All

Academic Research

The MLP Model

Medical-legal partnerships: transforming primary care by addressing the legal needs of vulnerable populations

This article describes how medical-legal partnerships can change clinical systems in ways such as adding legal form letters to electronic health records.  It also describes…
Wednesday, September 9, 2010
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Impact On Patient Health

Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership

This article examined a cluster of substandard housing identified and treated by a medical-legal partnership in a pediatric primary care setting. Out of the 45…
Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Impact On Professional Knowledge

The health law partnership: Adding a lawyer to the health care team reduces system costs and improves provider satisfaction

This article examines the role a medical-legal partnership played in increasing reimbursements, reducing costs, and improving access to care for patients with low socioeconomic status.…
Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Cost Benefit

Rural medical-legal partnership and advocacy: A three-year follow-up study

A study demonstrated a rural medical-legal partnership had social and financial impact, recovering health care dollars (318% ROI from 2007-2009) for clinics and assisting patients…
Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Register for & watch medical-legal partnership webinars

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership hosts webinars every month to help medical-legal partnership (MLP) practitioners and those looking to develop MLPs strengthen aspects of their programs.  Click on the links below to register for an upcoming webinar or watch the recordings from previous webinars. Register for Upcoming Webinars Medical-Legal Partnership: Integrating Lawyers into the… Read more »

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

AAMC Wing of Zock: “Train Doctors to Take Housing & Hunger Vital Signs”

NCMLP’s Medical Director Megan Sandel shares how we can train the next generation of physicians to take housing and hunger vital signs, and the critical role of medical-legal partnerships in addressing the problems found.  The post appeared on the American Medical Colleges’ Wing of Zock blog. Train Doctors to Take Housing & Hunger Vital Signs… Read more »

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Syllabi online for three medical-legal partnership courses

There are currently three medical-legal partnership courses co-located at medical and law schools, helping to train the next generation of doctors and lawyers to work collaboratively, think differently about the way that systems affect health, and identify advocacy opportunities for broader systems and policy changes.  Information on those courses along with the course syllabi are… Read more »

Friday, May 23, 2014

New on the MLP blog: “The Legal Aid Community Needs its Own Affordable Care Act”

Whether you agree with the specific strategies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or not, it is a call to action for the healthcare community. It acknowledges that health has not always been at the center of how healthcare approaches either its service delivery or its business model. The ACA prioritizes prevention and asks the… Read more »

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Medical-Legal Partnership Toolkit available for free download

By National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership released a new toolkit today to guide healthcare and legal institutions and practitioners through the process of coordinating care and developing an MLP.  The toolkit is designed both to aid in the development of a new program as well as to help existing medical-legal partnerships strengthen their services and… Read more »

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Register for & watch medical-legal partnership webinars

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership hosts webinars every month to help medical-legal partnership (MLP) practitioners and those looking to develop MLPs strengthen aspects of their programs.  Click on the links below to register for an upcoming webinar or watch the recordings from previous webinars. Register for Upcoming Webinars Medical-Legal Partnership: Integrating Lawyers into the… Read more »

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New on the MLP blog: “The Legal Aid Community Needs its Own Affordable Care Act”

Whether you agree with the specific strategies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or not, it is a call to action for the healthcare community. It acknowledges that health has not always been at the center of how healthcare approaches either its service delivery or its business model. The ACA prioritizes prevention and asks the… Read more »

Monday, April 21, 2014

MedEd Portal video curriculum trains residents on social determinants of health

The medical-legal partnership in Cincinnati, Ohio, developed a video curriculum that helps teach residents to understand, screen and treat social determinants of health. It offers modules on particular areas of patient need including housing, education, domestic violence and public benefits, and uses stories and role playing to demonstrate the impact of detection and appropriate services…. Read more »

Wednesday, October 9, 2013