Issue Brief: Improving Health Equity Through Medical-Legal Partnerships

Medical-legal partnerships are one approach to help at-risk patients address social needs and resolve legal issues that affect their health and well-being. This issue brief discusses how medical-legal partnerships can support vulnerable populations, and highlights case examples and resources.

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