Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, view this help document or write us at [email protected]. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Socially vulnerable older adults & medical-legal partnership

L. Tobin Tyler
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

As the American population continues to age, health care, social service, community, and family resources should be deployed with person-centered goals that maximize older adults’ independence and control over their priorities.

2019

Issue Briefs & Reports

Review

Medical-legal partnership: A powerful tool for public health and health justice

E. Tobin-Tyler, J.B. Teitelbaum
Public Health Rep

A medical-legal partnership (MLP) is a collaboration between a health care organization and a public interest law organization to address health-harming social needs that have civil law remedies.

2019

Commentaries & Blogs

Medical-legal partnership: Lessons from five diverse MLPs in New Haven, Connecticut

E.A. Benfer, A.R. Gluck, K.L. Kraschel
J Law Med Ethics

This article examines five different Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) associated with Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut to illustrate how MLP addresses the social determinants of poor health.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Medical-legal partnership interventions and child development: Cross-sector partnerships to address social determinants of health

K.A. Ruble, K. Mitchell, K. Sease
Institute for Child Success

The challenges facing the healthcare delivery system are multifaceted and complex, with a wide range of stakeholders looking to both improve public health while reducing costs and burdens on the healthcare system.

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Other Study Design

Using the law to inform empowered patient care: The story of the evolving medical-legal partnership at People's Community Clinic with Texas Legal Services Center

K. Marple
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

The same year that People’s Community Clinic in Austin became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2012, it began offering on-site legal services to its patients.

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Other Study Design

Medical-legal partnership in Western North Carolina: Addressing social determinants of health through team-based care

A.S. Salter, G.T. Anderson, J. Gettinger, S. Stigleman
N C Med J

Having an attorney on a health care team helps address patients' social determinants of health. Through a medical-legal partnership, Pisgah Legal Services provides an attorney embedded within the Mountain Area Health Education Center clinical practices.

2018

Commentaries & Blogs

Addressing social determinants of health through medical-legal partnerships

M. Regenstein, J. Trott, A. Williamson, J. Theiss
Health Affairs

The US health care system needs effective tools to address complex social and environmental issues that perpetuate health inequities, such as food insecurity, education and employment barriers, and substandard housing conditions.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Health center-based medical-legal partnerships: Where they are, how they work, and how they are funded

A. Williamson, J. Trott, M. Regenstein
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership

The integration of legal services in health centers through MLP has the potential to resolve some of the most intractable social problems that our nation’s vulnerable and underserved patients face.

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Medical-legal partnerships at veterans affairs medical centers improved housing and psychosocial outcomes for vets

J. Tsai, M. Middleton, J. Villegas, C. Johnson, R. Retkin, A. Seidman, S. Sherman, R.A. Rosenheck
Health Affairs

Medical-legal partnerships-collaborations between legal professionals and health care providers that help patients address civil legal problems that can affect health and well-being-have been implemented at several Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to serve homeless and low-income veterans...

2017

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Bridging health disparity gaps through the use of medical legal partnerships in patient care: A systematic review

O. Martinez, J. Boles, M. Muñoz-Laboy, E.C. Levine, C. Ayamele, R. Eisenberg, J. Manusov, J. Draine
J Law Med Ethics

Over the past two decades, we have seen an increase in the use of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) in health-care and/or legal settings to address health disparities affecting vulnerable populations.

2017

Peer Reviewed Research

Review
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