Resources

White Paper: Clinician perceptions of medical-legal partnerships

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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Based on interviews with 40 clinicians in health care settings that offer vulnerable patients access to civil legal services, this white paper examines clinicians’ perceptions related to their role and preferences when it comes to addressing social determinants of health. Using medical-legal partnership as one promising intervention, the paper illustrates the features of the model that clinicians perceive to be most attractive and beneficial for patient care. Among the paper’s findings, clinicians reported feeling that legal services resolved patient issues efficiently and effectively, and that the co-location / accessibility of in-house legal services was one of the most valued aspects of the model.Read More

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Toolkit: VA Medical-Legal Partnership Readiness Guide

By Jennifer Trott, Joanna Theiss, & Alanna Peterson
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Monday, June 3, 2019

The VA Medical-Legal Partnership Readiness Guide provides VA Medical Centers with a step-by-step approach to starting and sustaining a medical-legal partnership. The guide was developed with support from the Bob Woodruff Foundation.Read More

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Brief: The history, growth, and progress of MLPs serving Veterans

By Joanna Theiss, Jennifer Trott, & Alanna Peterson
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The last decade has seen steady growth of Veteran-specific MLPs across the country, from only one in 2009 to thirty-one as of January 2019. This issue brief provides a look at the state of the VA MLP field – why and how legal services have grown in VA Medical Centers, where VA MLPs are operating today, and considerations for the future. Read More

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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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