Hartford Courant: Veterans who receive MLP services show improved outcomes in two-year study

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Results from a two-year study conducted by researchers at Yale and the Department of Veterans Affairs — Connecticut show that MLPs in VA centers helped improve housing and psychosocial outcomes for Veterans. In an article in Health Affairs, researchers describe the outcomes of Veterans who accessed legal services at four different health care sites in Connecticut and New York from 2014–16. They concluded that Veterans who received more partnership services showed greater improvements in housing and mental health than those who received fewer services, and those who achieved their predefined legal goals showed greater improvements in housing status and community integration than those who did not. The study was funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Click here to read the full study results in Health Affairs, and click here to read the coverage in the Hartford Courant.