Connecting SDoH Screening with Medical-Legal Partnership Interventions: Case Studies in Innovation
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Webinar
Health centers are increasingly recognizing the role of legal professionals in addressing SDoH needs – especially those identified and documented via PRAPARE – and are actively integrating lawyers on their teams through medical-legal partnerships (MLPs). The interconnectedness of SDoH screening and legal intervention has led health centers in two states, Iowa and Montana, to align and synchronize legal screening and referral activities between health and legal partners via the EHR. This webinar featured the journey of primary care associations (PCAs), health center controlled networks (HCCNs), health centers, and civil legal services non-profits in Montana and Iowa as they begin to integrate legal screening and referral into their EHRs. In a discussion of work in progress, each team demonstrated their EHR-based screening and referral processes and shared the opportunities and challenges presented by the project. They also previewed some of the next steps they plan to advance in the coming year.
Presenters: Mallory Curran, JD, Consultant and Senior Advisor, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership; Kallie Dale-Ramos, JD, Staff Attorney, Montana Legal Services Association; Sarah Dixon, MPA, Senior Director – Emerging Programs, Iowa Primary Care Association; David Faldmo, MPAS, PA-C, Medical Director, Siouxland Community Health Center; Erin Planalp, JD, Senior Staff Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid; Shannon Pohl, MS, BSN, RN, Director of Informatics, AllianceChicago, Olivia Riutta, Outreach & Engagement Manager, Montana Primary Care Association, Leslie Southworth, Director, Montana Health Center Controlled Network (MT HCCN), Montana Primary Care Association