Article: Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using medical-legal partnership

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

By Andrew Beck, Melissa Klein, Joshua Schaffzin, Virginia Tallent, Marcheta Gillam, and Robert Kahn Pediatrics

This article examines how a pediatric-based medical-legal partnership identified and treated a cluster of 16 substandard housing units. Of the 45 children living in those unit, 36 percent had asthma, 33 percent had developmental delay or behavioral disorder, and 9 percent had an elevated lead level. The MLP was able to make repairs to the majority of the units and improve home environmental conditions for these children.