Three MLPs awarded grant for AAMC-led health equity learning cohort

Friday, April 17, 2015

Medical-legal partnerships at Children’s National Health System (Washington, D.C), Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), and Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN) were awarded grants to participate in the Association of American Medical College-led Accelerating Health Equity Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative.

Developed to build the evidence base of effective policies and practices that improve community health and minimize health inequities, the program will fund projects at these institutions over the next three years to evaluate the impact of their existing medical-legal partnerships on (1) paitient and community health; (2) cost savings, institutional benefits, and efficiencies; and (3) student, resident, and/or fellow educational outcomes.

The goal is to assist established medical-legal partnerships at AAMC-member institutions with developing and disseminating a body of evidence that measures the impact of their Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) on health inequities at the local level. These AAMC-member institutions will comprise a learning cohort that will collectively create a body of evidence concerning the effectiveness of MLP practices. The AAMC will facilitate the dissemination and spread of this body of evidence to other member institutions via webinars and various AAMC communication vehicles to highlight effective practices.

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