R1D. Medical-Legal Partnerships: Prioritizing Health in Housing
Medical-Legal Partnerships between legal aid organizations and healthcare providers have enabled both sides to create better health outcomes for patients/clients. The partnerships give healthcare providers tools and resources to address the health-harming legal needs of their patients, as well as provide warm hand-offs to legal aid attorneys who can help with housing issues such as habitability and disability accommodations. Additionally, the partnerships reach populations that may not know that free legal help is available and can address problems before they become emergencies. This roundtable will explore how to form a medical-legal partnership, practical challenges such as funding, and how to resolve housing issues using a health lens.