Thursday, August 3, 2017
Today, more than 300 medical-legal partnerships operate nationwide, demonstrating enormous diversity in terms of patient populations served, legal care provided, and organizational priorities. New national data on medical-legal partnership activities highlight common trends and key issues for the field to consider. This report is based on a national survey of health care organizations and legal organizations actively operating medical-legal partnerships. The surveys were conducted by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership for the 2016 calendar year.
Key findings include:
This report also describes: (1) the characteristics of organizations participating in medical-legal partnerships; (2) the populations screened for social determinants of health and referred for legal services; (3) resources organizations dedicate to medical-legal partnership activities, (4) how medical-legal partnerships integrate and deliver services and share information; and (5) the ways these programs advance health and well-being.