Developing a Medical-Legal Partnership in Rural Appalachia

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The National Nurse-led Care Consortium hosts this webinar highlighting the recently formed medical-legal partnership in East Tennessee. This session will focus on developing a Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) practice in a rural setting, where the distance between legal and health partners is up to five hours, and the availability of services for low-income patients is scarce. Using tele-technology to communicate between partners, and elevating the combined health and legal priority of children’s healthcare insurance access and optimization, the East Tennessee MLP has tackled some of the common challenges of rural MLPs, and brought new solutions to rural MLP practice.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number and title for grant amount (under grant number U30CS09736, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement (NCA) for $1,350,000, and is 100% financed by this grant). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.