Because 50 million Americans need legal care to be healthy
Every day, unmet legal needs keep vulnerable Americans from getting and staying healthy. Children live in unsafe housing. Seniors are wrongly denied insurance and long-term care coverage. Veterans return home without access to durable medical equipment. Medical-legal partnership is a healthcare delivery model that integrates legal assistance into patient care, and takes a patient-to-policy approach that is embraced by more than 275 hospitals and health centers across the United States.
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) leads research and policy activities to sustain and scale the MLP model of care and to align health, legal, corporate and government partners to alleviate legal barriers to health and healthcare.
NCMLP is a project of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Public Health Services' Department of Health Policy, which for 15 years has been at the forefront of innovative, cross-cutting health policy research and education.
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