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National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP)

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Founded in 2006, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is project in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Recognizing the enormous potential for legal services to help health care providers respond to the social needs and deficiencies they see every day in their clinics, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership works to create conditions in which all health organizations can leverage these services. Over the last decade, the National Center’s work has helped cultivate programs that do just that at 373 hospitals and health centers across the U.S. NCMLP’s mission is to foster a system in which all health organizations leverage legal expertise and services to better address communities’ health-related social needs.

Key Topics

Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs)

Social determinants of health

Legal expertise

Public health

Health care

Key NTTAP-Funded Services

  • In-person trainings
  • Online virtual trainings, webinars, office hours
  • Publications
  • Resources

NCHPH Contact

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TTA Points of Contact: Danielle Rahajason,,  Ellen Lawton, Co-Principal Investigator,

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 $6,375,000 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