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Patients-to-Policy Learning Collaborative Part III: Applying the MLP Approach to Housing Issues for Children and Communities

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This four-part learning collaborative starting in January will explore the ways medical-legal partnerships can leverage the patient-centered legal services to implement clinic- and policy-level solutions to address the housing crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will receive information through a blend of brief didactic presentations followed by peer-to-peer learning. This learning collaborative is specifically for health centers and their legal partners, but individuals from other health systems that collaborate with health centers are welcome to attend.

Resource Details: In this session, participants learned about the intersection of health and housing and the role of MLPs with a particular focus on the healthy housing issues impacting children. Presenters Jenna Prochaska and Kate Mitchell highlighted their work at the Health Justice Project, based at Loyola University School of Law, addressing current challenges facing MLPs, as well as policy advocacy focused on increasing tenant protections. It was followed by a brief Q&A with the presenters.

Resource Topic: , Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Enabling Services (ES), Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).

Keywords: Housing, Legal Issues, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit