About the National Center

Early evidence and federal investments demonstrate the impact legal expertise and services can have on individual patients, and hint at the enormous potential for health care and legal professionals to join forces to promote population health. But making these collaborative services a normative part of today’s health care system requires a significant cultural shift. That’s where we come in.

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership leads education, research, and technical assistance efforts to help every health organization in the United States leverage legal services as a standard part of the way they respond to social needs. Read more about a few of our recent initiatives.






Founded in 2006, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is project in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.