National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership's Summit 2019
On September 19 and 20, hundreds of medical-legal partnership (MLP) practitioners attended the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership’s Summit in National Harbor, Maryland.
This year’s Summit “Whole Person. Whole Team. Whole Communities.” explored the ways in which laws and policies affect the health of individuals and communities and maintain the inequities that keep the most vulnerable populations from thriving. Lawyers, physicians, nurses, public health professionals, social workers, consumers, and students of all disciplines convened to learn how multidisciplinary healthcare teams can work together to improve health for individual patients and develop upstream solutions to resolve population health inequities.
Several sessions at the Summit were organized by and/or conducted by members of the Southeast Regional MLP Network including Natalie Castellanos, Dr. Rachel Coleman, Mallory Curran, Pamela Kraidler, and Christina Russo Walters. Members of Southeast Regional MLP Network also enjoyed a networking event at the Summit. This event was attended by MLP legal partners from CLSMF, Southern Legal Counsel, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, and Bay Area Legal Services, as well as, partners from UF Shands, Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando, and Health Foundation of South Florida.
The Florida Justice Institute has republished the Sixth Edition of the Older Floridians Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians.
Explore the yearly health data report published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (with information at the county level) by clicking here.
It provides data on measures of: 1. Health Behaviors (e.g., obesity, food insecurity, smoking, insufficient sleep, etc.) 2. Clinical Care (e.g., insurance, primary care physicians, health screenings, etc.) 3. Social & Economic Factors (e.g., income, education, employment, residential segregation, etc.) and 4. Physical Environment (pollution, housing conditions, commute times, etc.).
There is also a fascinating new tool with county level data created by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), that you can find here.
It has 18 different factors you can examine,
1. Population density
3. Young Adults
4. Adults (30-44)
5. Midlife Adults (45-99)
6. Seniors (60 +)
7. High school graduates
9. Vehicle access
10. Active Duty Military
12. Racial Diversity
13. Foreign Born
14. Language Other Than English Spoken at Home
16. Where Is Mobile Broadband Available?
17. How Fast Is Mobile Broadband?
18. Where Are Homes Connected to High-Speed Internet?
Share these with the others at your organization who might find it useful and let me know ways that you use it by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.