Virtual Office Hours

Virtual office hours hosted by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership are group technical assistance sessions where you can ask questions of medical-legal partnership experts, while also hearing the questions and experiences of others in the MLP field. Office hours are intensive Q&A with participants, not presentations. Topics and faculty rotate. Office hours are open to all, and registration for each session is capped at 10 participants. We also occasionally post relevant office hours hosted by partner organizations.

Upcoming Office Hours

Medical-Legal Partnership 101
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 1 – 2 p.m. Eastern Time
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Bring your questions about choosing partners, planning, MOUs, and priority setting to office hours with Ellen Lawton, NCMLP’s co-Director.

School-Based Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships Office Hours
Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Integrating health services into a school-based setting ensures more equitable access to health care for children and adolescents. Yet social inequities—related to family, housing, income, and education—can negatively affect their performance in school as well as their health. School-based health center (SBHC) staff are increasingly working to identify and address these social determinants of health (SDOH). Many barriers to adequate and equitable child health are rooted in structural problems that health care alone cannot solve. To truly meet the complex needs of these young patients, health care teams benefit from legal expertise to help navigate problems that go well beyond the clinic’s door. School-based health centers with medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) provide patients with legal services to deal with issues that directly affect their health, further increasing the efficacy of health interventions.

Join the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and School-Based Health Alliance to discuss our joint SBHC fact which describes common social and legal needs that affect the health of youth, and ways integrated legal services can help meet those needs. Medical-legal partnership programs at Erie Family Health Centers and the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance will also join to share stories of students benefiting from medical-legal partnership services.