Posts Categorized: Populations

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Helping kids get at-home care

What would you do if your one-year old child depended on a ventilator to breathe, and the home nursing care needed to...Read More

Monday, October 2, 2017

Reducing asthma admissions by “hotspotting” housing code violations

When a Cincinnati medical-legal partnership saw several kids with asthma whose families were threatened with evictions for using their medically-recommended air conditioners, the MLP started asking, “Who owns the building?” What they learned helped them transform 700 units of housing in the community....Read More

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Helping families keep their heat and lights on

To help chronically ill patients at Boston Medical Center keep their utilities on during cold Boston winters, the hospital’s medical-legal partnership started writing indiviudal protection letters. Unable to keep up with the demand, they turned their attention to strengthening the protection laws to help families upstream....Read More

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Making legislative changes to address head trauma

When more and more children were being admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with head and neck injuries, their medical-legal partnership traced the problem to state booster seat laws. Dr. Bob Pettignano shares what happened next....Read More