Article: Medical-legal strategies to improve infant health care, A randomized trial

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

By Robert Sege, Genevieve Preer, Samantha J. Morton, Howard Cabral, Oluwatomisin Morakinyo, Vonne Lee, Catarina Abreu, Edward De Vos, & Margot Kaplan-Sanoff Pediatrics

A randomized control trial at Boston Medical Center, a large urban safety-net hospital, incorporated medical-legal partnership services into an intervention for families of healthy newborns receiving primary care. Low-income families assigned to the intervention group were found to have an increase in use of preventive health care and had greater access to concrete supports. The results were published in Pediatrics.