Medical-Legal Partnership: A Powerful Tool for Public Health and Health Justice
Tobin-Tyler E, Teitelbaum JB. Medical-Legal Partnership: A Powerful Tool for Public Health and Health Justice. Public Health Rep. 2019 Mar/Apr;134(2):201-205. doi: 10.1177/0033354918824328.
10 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2022
Date Written: March 1, 2019
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. We contend that MLPs can operate at both the individual and population levels. We begin by providing a brief overview of MLPs and then turn to a discussion of MLPs as a public health law intervention. Finally, we describe opportunities for collaboration among MLPs, public health lawyers, and public health practitioners.
Funding Information: The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.
Declaration of Interests: The authors declared the following potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler serves as a consultant to the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, and Joel Teitelbaum is the co-director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.
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