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Webinar: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through Medical-Legal Partnerships in Michigan
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Civil legal aid can improve health outcomes and decrease costs of health care by addressing social determinants of health. Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) leverage the valuable role lawyers can play to address social determinants by integrating legal care into patient care teams. Join MPCA to learn more about the MLP model.

2/23/2016
When: 2/23/2016
From 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Contact: Colleen Healy
517.827.0874

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Overview

Civil legal aid can improve health outcomes and decrease costs of health care by addressing social determinants of health. For example, civil legal aid lawyers can help health center patients access food stamps to facilitate improved nutrition; prevent evictions and utility shut-offs to ensure stable, safe, and warm housing; clear a criminal record to improve employment opportunities; or obtain a restraining order to protect against domestic violence. Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) leverage the valuable role lawyers can play to address social determinants by integrating legal care into patient care teams. The impact of MLPs is magnified in Health Centers since, according to the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnerships (NCMLP), "every low-income person as 2-3 unmet civil legal needs that create barriers to healthy eating, healthy housing, employment and safety."

 

Since legal aid services were deemed "enabling services" by HRSA in 2014, the MLP model has become increasingly popular and viable among federally qualified health centers. MLPs will become even more valuable as payment models shift towards value and outcome based payments. MPCA began exploring this topic at our 2015 Annual Conference; now is the perfect time to continue learning about MLPs through a number of upcoming opportunities, including this webinar.

  

 

Registration

There is no cost, but advanced registration is required. Click here to register.

  

 

Questions

Please contact Colleen Healy, Program Specialist, Health Center Operations and Policy, Michigan Primary Care Association at chealy@mpca.net or 517.827.0874

 
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