Resources

Webinar: Laying the Foundation for Lawyers on the Health Center Team Part I: SDOH Needs and Legal Staffing

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, November 20, 2020

This webinar unpacks how to identify which of patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH) needs are legal needs, and how to determine the type and volume of legal staffing needed at health centers.Read More

Webinars & Podcasts Health Centers Hospitals & Health Systems

Tool: Types of trainings that help meet patients’ needs and strengthen the health care and legal workforces

By Kate Marple, Mallory Curran, Ellen Lawton & Danielle Rahajason
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Monday, October 26, 2020

Training is one way that medical-legal partnerships strengthen the skills and knowledge of both the health care and legal workforces to better meet the social needs of patients. Medical-legal partnerships typically train three groups: the health care workforce, MLP lawyers and paralegals, and patients. This tool recommends steps every MLP team can take to plan for their trainings. It also suggest content, forums, and training tips for each audience. It can be used by MLP teams to plan for and develop their own training modules.Read More

NCMLP-Authored Reports & Fact Sheets Tools

Planning tool: How many lawyers do we need to meet the legal need(s) of our patients?

By Mallory Curran, Ellen Lawton, Kate Marple & Danielle Rahajason
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, October 23, 2020

This tool describes the factors that impact an MLP lawyer’s capacity and the types of activities–such as training, curbside consults, and legal representation of patients–that MLP lawyers engage in and the approximate time involved in each. It also offers three models estimating what one MLP lawyer could handle in a year based on the organization’s priorities.Read More

NCMLP-Authored Reports & Fact Sheets Tools

Infographic: Where legal services fit within a health care organization’s response to SDOH

By National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Friday, October 23, 2020

This infographic explains the difference between “social determinants of health,” “social needs,” and “legal needs.” It also demonstrates how different team members–community health workers, case managers / social workers, and lawyers–each help address patients’ social needs in different ways and where medical-legal partnership fits within a health care organization’s larger response to social determinants of health (SDOH).Read More

Tools