October 12, 2010

Presented by:

  • Peter Shin, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Director, Geiger Gibson Program (GGP) in Community Health Policy, Research Director, Geiger/Gibson RCHN CHF Research Collaborative, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  • Ellen Lawton, Esq., Executive Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and a leader in the MLP field
  • Dr. Marsha Griffin, Co-Founder of Community for Children and a pediatrician at the Brownsville Community Health Center, a multi-site migrant and community health center in Brownsville, Texas.

Community health centers’ comprehensive approach to health care and high proportion of low-income patients make them an excellent entry point for access to essential legal services, and health center MLPs can also benefit the viability of the centers. The speakers examine and discuss the role of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) as catalysts for improving the overall health of low-income and vulnerable patients by addressing their legal needs.

For the slides and archived recording please click here.