Focus Group Report
Legal Issues Impacting Health Care for Patients who are Residents of Public Housing
Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships.
Keywords: Legal Issues, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), Residents of Public Housing.
Year Developed: 2017
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFO's, CIO, COO's, CMO's, etc)
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
(See other resources developed by this organization).
Resource Summary: In October 2016, Community Health Partners for Sustainability (CHPFS), a program of the National
Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), hosted a focus group in collaboration with the Pennsylvania
Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) at their annual summit.
This provided an opportunity for participants to discuss social determinants of health affecting
residents of public housing, underlying legal issues encountered by health center patients, and to
discuss the extent of legal assistance, if any, that is currently available at health centers. This publication is a summary of the focus group outcomes.