Tool: Medical-legal partnership patient and community health pre/post survey

Thursday, September 26, 2019

By Association of American Medical Colleges AHEAD Initiative

The AHEAD Medical-Legal Partnership Patient and Community Health Pre/Post Survey provides a core set of questions that assess the impact of legal interventions on a patient’s perception of her health and the quality of services receives from an MLP. The survey is designed for broad applicability across different intervention models and describes specific administration instructions for the pre- and post- surveys in detail.

Through a 2015 competitive award process, the AAMC selected three medical-legal partnerships to participate in a three-year cohort to develop and implement metrics to evaluate the impact of MLPs on (1) Patient and community health and health inequities; (2) Cost savings, institutional benefits, and efficiencies; and (3) Student, resident, and fellow educational outcomes. These surveys are one of the resources developed as part of that project to help institutions evaluate their MLPs.