Medical-Legal Partnership: Lessons from Five Diverse MLPs in New Haven, Connecticut

The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 46 (2018)

8 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2018

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Emily A. Benfer

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Abbe R. Gluck

Yale University - Law School

Katherine Kraschel

Yale University - Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy

Date Written: October 1, 2018

Abstract

This article examines five different Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) associated with Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut to illustrate how MLP addresses the social determinants of poor health. These MLPs address varied and distinct health and legal needs of unique patient populations, including: 1) children; 2) immigrants; 3) formerly incarcerated individuals; 4) patients with cancer in palliative care; and 5) veterans. The article charts a research agenda to create the evidence base for quality and evaluation metrics, capacity building, sustainability, and best practices; it also focuses specifically on a research agenda that identifies the value of the lawyers in MLP. Such a focus on the ā€œLā€ has been lacking and is overdue.

Suggested Citation

Benfer, Emily and Gluck, Abbe R. and Kraschel, Katherine, Medical-Legal Partnership: Lessons from Five Diverse MLPs in New Haven, Connecticut (October 1, 2018). The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 46 (2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3280538

Emily Benfer (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States

Abbe R. Gluck

Yale University - Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States
203 432 6703 (Phone)

Katherine Kraschel

Yale University - Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy ( email )

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

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