Friday, April 29, 2022
“The COVID-19 pandemic made clear what health advocates have known for decades: poverty has a direct–and devastating–impact on health. MLCP-LA was founded to address these disparities, and I am so proud of how we worked together to respond to our clients’ growing, critical needs. I hope this report can serve as a roadmap for the development of medical-legal partnerships during a public health emergency.”
Gerson Sorto, Esq.
Supervising Attorney, Medical-Legal Community Partnerships
See how the Medical-Legal Community Partnership (MLCP) is addressing legal needs to advance health equity in Los Angeles County. Launched in 2018, MLCP is an initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS) that provides no-cost civil legal assistance to patients. The March 2022 Impact Report, developed by LAC-DHS in partnership with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Mental Health Advocacy Services, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, is focused on MLCP’s key achievements since its inception, especially to meet the unique pandemic-related demands. Dedicated sections feature: