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Article: Comparing five years of CHALENG data on the needs of homeless veterans

By Jack Tsai, Jessica Blue-Howells, & John Nakashima
Journal of Public Health

Thursday, May 3, 2018

National surveys of homeless veterans have been conducted for over a decade, but there has been no examination of changes in the needs of homeless veterans. This article looks at data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2012, 2014, and 2016 CHALENG surveys to see how homeless veterans’ most pressing needs have changed over the last several years.Read More

Peer-Reviewed Research Veterans

Patients-to-Policy Story: Ensuring People with Chronic Conditions Maintain Access to Care

By Kate Marple & Erin Dexter
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Whitman-Walker Health’s medical-legal partnership helped prevent platinum insurance plans that were widely used by patients with chronic illnesses from being eliminated in the D.C. Marketplace. Through advocacy with the insurance commissioner and insurance companies, thousands of patients maintained access to care.Read More

Patients Systems / Cost NCMLP-Authored Reports Health Centers

Patients-to-Policy Story: Increasing Nutritional Supports for Newborns

By Kate Marple & Erin Dexter
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

When Javana Bradford took her one-month old daughter, Augyst, for a checkup at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, pediatrician Melissa Klein asked if she and her daughter were getting enough to eat. Ms. Bradford said she was having trouble adding Augyst to her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly known as food stamps. Dr. Klein referred her to Deanna White, a paralegal at the hospital’s medical-legal partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. That referral led to policy changes that helped hundreds of families enroll newborns months earlier than before, which translates to real money for child nutrition.Read More

Patients Systems / Cost NCMLP-Authored Reports Hospitals & Health Systems

Patients-to-Policy Story: Keeping Children Safe From Lead Poisoning

By Kate Marple & Erin Dexter
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

After seeing many patients with lead poisoning who were prohibited from moving to a new home and still maintain their federal housing assistance, the medical-legal partnership at Erie Family Health Centers built a multi-state coalition that got the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to update its federal lead regulations. Now, they are working to pass a federal bill that will require lead inspections of all federally assisted housing units before families move in.Read More

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