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Welcome to the Florida Medical Legal Partnership Practice Area
The Practice Group plans to assist with training individuals working in MLPs while also providing a community and state-wide network to share information.
The MLP practice area is password restricted. Membership and full access is currently available to all Florida legal services and legal aid advocates working in MLPs. Others are admitted by express permission of the practice area leader. Click here to join the Medical Legal Partnership Practice Area. Please note that you must join the email groups (listservs), separately, so please click here to do so.
This practice group is a partnership with the Florida Justice Technology Center.
Florida Elder Justice Conference
This one and a half day event (beginning midday on April 11), is intended for legal aid & legal services advocates, staff from the Aging & Disability Resource Centers, and pro bono attorneys.
There will be a range of trainings on the intersecting consumer, health, and housing legal issues impacting vulnerable low income seniors. In addition to training on the relevant law, the sessions will include an opportunity for discussing “best practices” in Florida and elsewhere for implementing strategic outreach and effective advocacy.
More information on agenda, speakers, scholarships and CLEs will be provided in the New Year.
Inaugural 2016 MLP-Health Law Conference
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 email@example.com.