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Bringing lawyers onto the health center care team to promote patient & community health

K. Marple, M. Curran, E. Lawton, D. Rahajason
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

Your health center is thinking about integrating legal services into your care delivery to help address patients’ social needs and tackle broader social determinants of health in your community. You’re not alone. More than 160 HRSA-funded health centers currently have medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) where lawyers are integrated as another type of provider on the health care team. Why?

Marple K, Curran M, Lawton E, Rahajason D. Bringing lawyers onto the health center care team to promote patient & community health. October 2020. National Center for Medical Legal Partnership. Available online.

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