Medical-Legal Partnership: Collaborating with Lawyers to Identify and Address Health Disparities

@article{Cohen2009MedicalLegalPC,
  title={Medical-Legal Partnership: Collaborating with Lawyers to Identify and Address Health Disparities},
  author={Ellen Cohen and Danya Fortess Fullerton and JD RandyeRetkin and Dana Weintraub and JD PamelaTames and JD JulieBrandfield and MPH Megan Sandel},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={136-139}
}
Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) bring together medical professionals and lawyers to address social causes of health disparities, including access to adequate food, housing and income. Eighty-one MLPs offer legal services for patients whose basic needs are not being met. Besides providing legal help to patients and working on policy advocacy, MLPs educate residents (29 residency programs), health care providers (160 clinics and hospitals) and medical students (25 medical schools) about how… CONTINUE READING

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