MBA Pro Bono Prescription

Mass. Bar Association launches MBA Pro Bono Prescription to build Pro Bono capacity for MLP sites across the Commonwealth!

Partnership at Children's Hospital Boston Featured in Newsletter

A spotlight on the new MLP | Boston and Children's partnership.

Mass. DPH Medical Director Delivers Keynote Address at 2nd Annual MLP Conference

Dr. Lauren Smith, Medical Director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, spoke on Nov. 1st to conference attendees from across the Commonwealth.
The Boston Globe

"Putting lawyers on the case"

The Boston Globe reports on MLP │Boston and patient advocacy through medical-legal partnerships nationwide.

Utility Access and Health: A Medical-Legal Partnership Patients-to-Policy Case Study

MLP | Boston's application of a patient-to-policy model to successfully advocate for increased utility access among low-income families in Massachusetts.

MLP Featured in AMA News

Read more about the work of MLP | Boston's own Jose Alberto-Betances.

MLP | Boston


Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston allies health care providers with legal advocates to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people. By integrating legal assistance as a core component of patient care, we address the complex needs of low-income patients and ensure that they are able to meet their basic needs for food, housing and utilities, education and employment, health care, and personal and family stability and safety.

Information about MLP | Boston’s mission and activities, as well as its history of innovation at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, can be found in the About Us section of this website.

MLP | Boston – the Founding Site of the national MLP Network – serves as a resource for health care professionals and legal advocates throughout Massachusetts and beyond. We invite you to utilize the resources and toolkits available on our website by reviewing our Resources for Health Care Providers and Resources for Legal Partners.

Our interdisciplinary approach also illuminates opportunities for broader systems improvement, allowing us to leverage existing health and legal resources to reduce health disparities and create a new standard of care for vulnerable people. Please see Results for publications documenting our impact on individual patients, health care and legal services delivery, and institutional and public policy.

MLP | Boston is a fiscally sponsored program of Third Sector New England (TSNE).