Resources

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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Webinar: Delivering Telelegal Services During COVID-19, An MLP Town Hall

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols have forced legal aid offices and medical-legal partnerships to deliver legal services remotely. This town hall featured teams from Los Angeles, Montana, and Alaska who have experience delivering remote medical-legal partnership services in urban, rural, and frontier settings. Panelists addressed a number of the challenges presented by telelegal work, including collaborating with partners at a distance, meeting with patient-clients remotely, communicating with patient-clients who have limited access to technology, dealing with court and agency closures, signing and notarizing documents electronically, and planning for the medium- and long-term legal consequences of the pandemic.Read More

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Webinar: Advance Care Planning During COVID-19, An MLP Town Hall

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an increased and urgent need for advance care planning. This town hall conversation explored the legal, policy, operational, and capacity issues related to advance care planning. Presenters also shared tools that outpatient health care providers can use to guide conversations with patients.Read More

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