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Working Towards a Brighter Future
Making a Difference in Health Equity
MLP-Illinois is a coalition of medical, legal, and social services professionals working at several Medical-Legal Partnership sites throughout the state of Illinois.
This coalition focuses on aiding those at the crucial intersection of health and law by providing support to various medical-legal partnerships working to address the social determinants of health affecting Illinois residents' well-being.
Operating in various counties in Illinois and having served a multitude of residents, MLP-Illinois seeks to address the systematic barriers that cause health problems and require legal action to resolve.
Our ultimate goal is to help members advocate for those in need to access to services to better their health. We believe that with access and opportunity, people can become empowered to ensure their health and well-being.
WHAT IS A MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP
Reinforcing the Commitment to Health Equity
A Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is the integration of medical and legal professionals who work together to improve patient health by addressing the systemic legal barriers negatively affecting a person's health and well-being. In a Medical-Legal Partnership, medical, legal, and social service professionals are devoted to pursuing every possible angle to resolve the various health needs of patients.
IMPACT OF MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIPS
Helping The Community
Medical-Legal Partnerships are dedicated to addressing health disparities caused by social determinants of health. This is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. Medical-Legal Partnerships are always striving to make a difference, and we invite you to learn more and lend your support.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH US
Are you an Attorney, Healthcare Provider, Medical or Legal Advocate, someone working in the medical or legal fields, or at the intersection of both fields?
Join us, by submitting a request via our contact form, if you are looking to better support your patients or clients in their health harming legal needs and social determinants of health
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