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.

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Liz Tobin-Tyler

Brown University - School of Public Health and Alpert Medical School

Joel B. Teitelbaum

George Washington University - Department of Health Policy

Date Written: March 1, 2019

Abstract

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.

Note:
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.

Suggested Citation

Tobin-Tyler, Liz and Teitelbaum, Joel B., Medical-Legal Partnership: A Powerful Tool for Public Health and Health Justice (March 1, 2019). 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., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3511797

Liz Tobin-Tyler (Contact Author)

Brown University - School of Public Health and Alpert Medical School ( email )

Providence, RI 02912
United States

Joel B. Teitelbaum

George Washington University - Department of Health Policy ( email )

2175 K Street, NW, 5th Floor, Ste 500
Washington, DC 20037
United States
202-530-2369 (Phone)
202-530-2361 (Fax)

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