In 2013, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership conducted a review of the salient literature on medical-legal partnerships (MLPs), including the need for the MLP intervention, the essential components of the approach, and emerging evidence of the intervention’s impact. This new brief provides an update to that review, citing peer-reviewed observational studies from January 2013 – August 2020 that demonstrate medical-legal partnerships’ impact improving:
- Patients’ health and wellbeing;
- Patients’ housing and utility stability;
- Patients’ access to financial resources;
- Health care systems and the health care workforce; and
- Policies, laws, and regulations to foster health and wellbeing.