Fact sheet: Financing medical-legal partnerships

By Jennifer Trott, Alanna Peterson, & Marsha Regenstein
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This fact sheet draws on national survey data from these organizations and their partnering legal organizations to describe programs’ average budgets as well as a variety of health, legal, and philanthropic funding streams that currently fund MLPs. It also discusses how MLPs are adapting to meet their funding challenges and highlights examples of programs implementing innovative Medicaid financing models to pay for MLP services.Read More

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Case study: The NYC Health + Hospitals-LegalHealth medical-legal partnership

By Joanna Theiss, Janelle Schrag, & Joel Teitelbaum
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and America's Essential Hospitals

Thursday, April 4, 2019

This case study delves into the inner-workings of the largest medical-legal partnership in the country between NYC Health + Hospitals and the LegalHealth division of the New York Legal Assistance Group. It illustrates both how the use of patient-facing legal services fits into the health system’s mission, and how LegalHealth structures a variety of legal clinics across the NYC Health + Hospitals system to meet the legal needs of many different types of marginalized patients. Lessons learned from this partnership serve as an example to other public or non-profit hospital systems that may be interested in incorporating legal services into a holistic strategy to address the health-harming social and other non-medical factors that affect their patients. Read More

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Brief: Socially vulnerable older adults & medical-legal partnership

By Liz Tobin Tyler
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

This issue brief describes the pressing legal needs facing older adults, and ways that coordinating health care, legal, and social services can improve their care and well-being. The report details three medical-legal partnership programs serving older adults and their impact on preventing homelessness, improving financial stability, and more.Read More

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Fact sheet: Complex care health settings and medical-legal partnerships

By MLPB, National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, and PennMedicine Lancaster General Health

Monday, February 11, 2019

This fact sheet describes five complex care settings that have integrated medical-legal partnership services into care delivery. It also features data on the ways these partnerships have demonstrated initial success in improving both physical and mental health conditions as well as stabilizing income and housing for patients with complex conditions while also curbing costly overuse of health care services by addressing the root causes of patients’ problems.Read More

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