We host a wide range of free webinars to help health organizations incorporate legal expertise and services into their approach to addressing health-related social needs, and to help legal organizations align their service delivery with health partners.
“New Medical-Legal Partnership Practices and Strategies in Agricultural Worker Communities”
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10-11 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Presenting organizations: The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and Farmworker Justice (FJ)
As essential workers prior to and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural workers have faced mounting challenges with access to resources required to address their unique health care needs. Community health centers and medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) are well-suited for meeting both longstanding and urgent needs that arise for individuals in these communities, especially during the battle against COVID-19. This webinar will present best practices and strategies for employing the MLP model to serve agricultural worker communities. In addition to sharing challenges, successes, and tools, panelists will discuss how agricultural workers are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 and how MLPs can leverage the resources of the civil legal services providers to address barriers to health care access that have been magnified by the pandemic.
Health and Civil Justice: Innovative Partnerships Between Medicine and Law
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 3 PM Eastern Time
Presenters: Bethany Hamilton (Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership); Jay Chaudhary (Director, Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration); Sharad Kohli (Clinician, People’s Community Clinic, Austin, TX); Allison Rice (Director, Health Justice Clinic, Duke University); & Keegan Warren-Clem (Managing Attorney, TLSC Medical-Legal Partnerships, Adjunct Professor of Health Law, The University of Texas)
The high incidence of socially determined health issues- due to employment or benefits issues, substandard housing, domestic violence, and a range of other causes – suggests that legal help could make a notable difference in addressing health-related problems. This discussion, based on the American Academy’s new report, Civil Justice for All, will examine the relationship between health and civil justice, paying special attention to recent innovations in medical-legal partnerships.
Health Center Toolkit Series (November 2020 – March 2021)
As part of our work as a HRSA-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP), the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership published a new toolkit that provides the health center community with information and resources to start, strengthen, and sustain a medical-legal partnership (MLP). We are hosting a free 5-part webinar series to unpack the learnings from the toolkit. Registration info for upcoming webinars in the series is below; recordings of past webinars in the series can be found here.
Part 2: “Laying the Foundation for Lawyers on the Health Center Team Part II: Funding, MOUs & Sustainability” (with office hours)
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Presenters: Bethany Hamilton (Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership); Olivia Riutta (Outreach and Engagement Manager, Montana Primary Care Association); & Beth Wrobel (CEO, HealthLinc Community Health Center)
This webinar will explore different models of funding to support integrated legal services in health centers, the conversations partners should have and document in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) before they start delivering services, data that MLPs should collect, and considerations for long-term program sustainability. An “office hours” session will immediately follow the presentation and is open to all participants.
Stay tuned! Registration information on parts 3 – 5 of the series coming in 2021
- Part 3: Creating screening, referral, and service delivery workflows for a medical-legal partnership
- Part 4: Advancing workforce development with a medical-legal partnership
- Part 5: Moving upstream to address SDOH and health equity at a policy level
“Patients-to-policy” Learning Collaborative: Addressing America’s Housing Crisis Using the MLP Approach (January – February 2021)
Housing hardships are at a record high during the COVID-19 pandemic, with people experiencing loss of income, threat of eviction, delayed rent or mortgage payments, and utility cut-offs at increased rates, all of which have enormous health consequences for individuals and communities. We’re hosting a four-part learning collaborative starting in January to explore the ways medical-legal partnerships can leverage the patient-centered legal services to implement clinic- and policy-level solutions to address the housing crisis. Participants will receive information through a blend of brief didactic presentations followed by peer-to-peer learning. The first part of this learning collaborative will be presented by Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM, Professor of public health and law at the George Washington University, and Co-Director at the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership. This learning collaborative is specifically for health centers and their legal partners, but individuals from other health systems that collaborate with health centers are welcome to attend. We encourage participants to attend all four sessions live, but welcome on-demand attendance using our recordings and engagement through our Slack learning community.
Part 1: An Introduction to Health, Housing, and the Role of MLPs
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Prof. Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM (National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership)
*Information on parts 2 – 4 will be posted shortly.
Recordings from past webinars are available in our resource library.