Podcast episode: Aligning legal services with enabling services screening and data collection

By Health Center Association of Nebraska & Health Outreach Partners

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Health Center Association of Nebraska, in partnership with Health Outreach Partners, created a seven-episode podcast exploring different aspects of health center enabling services. Episode four is a conversation with Ellen Lawton, director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, who shares how health centers can integrate community legal services into their on‐going SDOH work, and how to think about measuring the value of legal services in the health center context. The interview focuses on how to align enabling services screening, data collection and interventions with medical-legal partnership services within a specific population or SDOH domain. Read More

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Digest of COVID-19 resources for medical-legal partnerships

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Monday, March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating health and economic disparities. As urgent health and legal needs intersect during this crisis, medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) are uniquely positioned to respond. While communities’ needs change and grow every day, MLPs can focus their efforts by pivoting their services to respond to the issue(s) most frequently identified by their health care providers and patient populations, and by reinforcing fundamentals of their MLP practice. This digest contains additional resources to help MLPs respond to the pandemic. Read More

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Tip sheet: 3 ways to help patients with evictions & foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased rates of unemployment. As a result, more and more people are facing housing evictions and foreclosures that threaten their health and well-being, and this trend will continue in the coming months. This tip sheet outlines three ways health care providers and staff can work with legal aid attorneys to help patients facing possible evictions and foreclosures while also working to strengthen long-term housing protections.Read More

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Toolkit: Medical-legal partnership guide for agricultural worker-serving organizations

By Farmworker Justice

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Our nation’s farmworkers endure unsafe living and working conditions. Yet they are often reluctant to seek out help due to fear of employer retaliation, lack of health insurance, or documentation status. This resource provides recommendations and resources to help migrant health and legal services organizations develop medical-legal partnerships to support farmworkers.Read More

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