The Role of Outreach in Medical-Legal Partnership
Presented by National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
Medical-legal partnership (MLP) is increasingly playing a critical role in health center outreach efforts – from connecting, enrolling, and sustaining individuals and families in a range of public benefits and services, to helping health care teams understand how to screen and triage different types of legal needs. MLP teams can help demystify the legal community and its resources, and equip outreach workers with the skills to more efficiently navigate community resources and bureaucracies. Outreach workers, in turn, bring essential insights and information to help MLP teams be effective on behalf of patients. This webinar provides an overview of the medical-legal partnership model and identifies ways that health workers can work in tandem with attorneys and paralegals to address the social determinants of health. Examples from active MLPs will be described and participants will be asked to share their own experiences working with the public interest legal community.
• Participants will learn about the structure, resources, and activities of the public interest legal community;
• Participants will be able to identify the basic components of a medical-legal partnership and the role of outreach in MLP; and
• Participants will be able to identify legal solutions for at least one social determinant of health.
Date: June 28, 2017 | 2:00pm-3:00pm EST