Tip Sheet: 8 Things Every Medical-Legal Partnership Can Do Right Now to Respond to COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

On March 30, 2020, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership convened a COVID-19 Town Hall with 250 medical-legal partnership practitioners who identified several challenges they are facing in responding to the pandemic. Many of these challenges are operational in nature, including diminishing referrals due to providers’ focus on immediate medical needs, uncertainty about what issues to prioritize, and concerns about how to stay connected now that legal team members can no longer work on site. This tip sheet offers eight strategies medical-legal partnerships can adopt right now to respond to these operational challenges and to the pandemic.