Wednesday, December 7, 2022
The history of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) includes work at the start of America’s HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, when healthcare institutions began to work closely with civil legal aid agencies to help patients living with and impacted by HIV meet end-of-life needs. Almost 40 years later, MLPs are continuing to help individuals living with HIV address health-harming legal and social needs including housing issues, racism and discrimination, and employment. In this webinar, the presenters discussed recent HIV epidemiological data and the current landscape of healthcare and social needs for this patient population. Presenters also shared best practices and examples for health center and MLP staff to improve screening and implementation of legal interventions that are designed to help reduce and prevent racial disparities and health inequities for people living with HIV.
This event was moderated by Omar Martinez (University of Central Florida) and Kayla McGovern (National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership) and featured panelists Erin Loubier & Amy Nelson (Whitman-Walker Health), Sonya Hunt Gray (HRSA), and Theresa Brabson & Linda Peyton (Legal Clinic for the Disabled).