Connecting Community Health Centers & Courts to Improve Behavioral Health of People & Communities
Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Population Health, Policy and Advocacy.Keywords: Access to Care, Legal Issues, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), Partnerships.
Year Developed: 2022Resource Type: Publication.
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors
Developed by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (See other resources developed by this organization).
Resource Summary: As an exploration of the intersection of health and justice, Connecting Community Health Centers & Courts to Improve Behavioral Health of People & Communities offers nine major recommendations for health centers and courts to better support the behavioral health of justice-involved people. This brief proposes ways in which these organizations can collaborate and ultimately foster the next phase of the medical-legal partnership movement: bringing the health provider into the legal context and expanding the pool of potential legal services providers.
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