Calif. Hospitals, Clinics Tap Medical-Legal Partnerships
California leads the nation in the number of medical-legal partnership projects aimed at addressing patient care issues. Under such partnerships, hospitals and community clinics add lawyers to medical teams in an effort to help resolve issues associated with "social determinants of health," such as housing, poverty and domestic violence. There are more than two dozen medical-legal partnerships in California.
- "Lawyers, Doctors Team Up To Reduce Health Disparities" (Yeung, California Watch, 11/10).