Integrating legal services with primary care: The Health Justice Program
The Health Justice Program (HJP) aims to bridge the gap between social determinants of health knowledge and practice through a multi-partner medical-legal program informed by the MLP model. In 2014, the pilot phase of the program was launched as a partnership among the following groups in Toronto, Ont: St Michael’s Academic Family Health Team, St Michael’s Hospital, the ARCH Disability Law Centre, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, and Neighbourhood Legal Services. This commentary describes the development and operation of the HJP and is intended to motivate family practice groups across Canada to implement similar practical solutions in their communities.
Drozdzal G, Shoucri R, Macdonald J, Radford K, Pinto AD, Persaud N. Integrating legal services with primary care: The Health Justice Program. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65(4):246-248.PMID: 30979753. Available online.