Healthy People 2020 spotlights on medical-legal partnership

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A new blog post on the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (ODPHP) website shares how medical-legal partnership can help address the goals of Healthy People 2020, a set of 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Healthy People 2020The post, written by Mary E. Kennelly, JD, MPH, Policy Analyst & Presidential Management Fellow at ODPHP, discusses how common civil legal aid interventions align with the social determinants of health framework outlined by Healthy People 2020. Click here to read the post: “Does Your Health Team Include a Lawyer? Attorneys Can Help Clinics and Communities Address the Social Determinants of Health.”

The post is based on a Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar from early March that focused on medical-legal partnership. A recording of that webinar is posted here.