This study on medical-legal partnerships find that when parents have access to legal services, they are more likely to complete their child’s immunization schedule on time (p<0.01) at six and eight months. Further, those infants were more likely to have routine preventative care visits.
Addressing Social Determinants Of Health Through Medical-Legal Partnerships
Researchers at the National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships published a primer on the components of medical-legal partnerships and how they can address the intersections between health, social, and environmental issues. There are more than 300 MLPs nationally and they analyze the shared components of each.
Process and Impact Evaluation of a Legal Assistance and Health Care Community Partnership
Researchers conducted a cost-benefit analysis with a secondary data from a legal aid program that helped with health-related issues, such as medication coverage, Social Security benefits, and Medicaid reimbursement. The researchers found that 25.5 percent of the closed cases resulted in a win for the client; 42.7 percent of the closed cases were referred to the appropriate legal aid entity; and 18.7 percent were lost to follow up or closed due to a changing need. Only 13.4 percent of cases were lost for the client.
Medical-Legal Partnerships At Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Improved Housing And Psychosocial Outcomes For Vets
Researchers analyzed data from 950 veterans who used serviced provided at four MLPs. They find that veterans most frequently reported problems related to benefits, housing, family, and consumer finance. After receiving services through a MLP, the veterans experienced improvements in housing, income, and mental health.
The Invisible Battlefield: Veterans Facing Health-Harming Legal Needs in Civilian Life
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership conducted a study on the legal needs of veterans. They describe the legal needs of veterans. They then provide case studies on three MLPs, showing how MLPs are changing how we think of care for veterans.
The Attorney As the Newest Member of the Cancer Treatment Team
In this study, researchers profile LegalHealth, a free legal services program that works alongside health care providers in cancer care. Because oncologists often discuss insurance, employment, and financial concerns at first diagnosis and then later on, advanced planning (e.g., health care proxies, advance directives, etc.), they are in a prime position to partner with legal services. In this article, the researchers profile the benefits to patients, families and care partners, as well as benefits to providers and to the health care institution.
A Medical-Legal Partnership as a Component of a Palliative Care Model
In this evaluation, researchers reviewed program referral and outcomes over three years from an MLP. They found that through the legal services component of the MLP, they overturned 17 benefit denials and the institution received $923,188 for current and past health services.
Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men
This research article uses the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey to examine levels of sexual abuse, physical violence, stalking, and verbal abuse of American Indian and Alaskan Native women and men by their intimate partners.
The State of the Medical-Legal Partnership Field
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership conducted a survey of MLPs and received a response rate of 55 percent. The survey provides an overview of key characteristics of MLPs, the people served by MLPs, the resources associated with operating an MLP, service integration and information sharing, and the ways MLPs advance health and wellbring. NCMLP survey is about the need for partnership between health care system and civil legal aid. This survey also discusses in detail the expected advantages of medical-lagel partnership MLPs. The NCMLP focuses on the benefits that communities families,and individuals can get through medical-legal partnership.
Opioids: Treating an Illness, Ending a War
By: Nazgol Ghandnoosh and Casey Anderson. Published by: The Sentencing Project. Published in December 2017. Link to article Link to PDF This report advocates for a revamping of the way in which the US approaches the opioid crisis. Researchers at… Read More ›