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Research highlights medical-legal partnership’s role in promoting health equity

Research published by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) in Health Affairs shares how more than 300 hospitals, health centers, and clinics across the U.S. are using legal services to address patients’ unmet social needs. The article is part of the journal’s issue on advancing health equity, and highlights different approaches health care organizations take to implement medical-legal partnerships that place civil legal aid professionals into the health care setting to treat issues—including housing, access to insurance, and stable guardianship—that drive health inequities.

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