Cross-Sector Convening Showcases Strategies for Improving Health while Reducing Costs
MLPB Press Release, 5/2/18


Can Health Systems Solve America's Social Inequities? 
Nonprofit Quarterly, 4/6/18


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by Samantha Morton

March 2, 2018

Accountable care − accountable to whom and for what? Health workforces in Massachusetts and across the nation enter a new normal with SDOH in the job description. As Medicaid ACOs (accountable care organizations) stood up in Massachusetts yesterday and operate in many states across the country, social determinants of health (SDOH) represent a critical frontier of care delivery innovation, workforce quality and satisfaction, cost reduction potential, and health equity progress. Recent developments show promise:

Yet leadership has much work to do:  

Through a blog series for workforce leaders in 2018, MLPB will dive deeper on each of these topics. In the meantime, we are grateful to the organizations with whom we are collaborating in this new landscape – one that promises to better meet the needs of individuals, families and communities through more integrated, human-centered systems and services. 


Los Angeles Housing for Health Program Saves Public Funds
Nonprofit Quarterly, 12/11/17


New England Healthcare Leaders Put Health-related Social Needs on the Agenda

MLPB Press Release, 10/30/17


Risk Adjustment's New Frontier: Social Determinants of Health
Authors: JSI and MLPB, April 2017


Managing Health-related Social Needs: The Prevention Imperative in an Accountable Health System
John Snow, Inc. "The Pump" blog post by Samantha Morton, 1/10/17


Social Determinants of Health Spotlighted in HPC Innovation Investments Targeted to High Need, High Cost Patients
MLPB Press Release, 7/29/16


Why Strengthening America’s Social Structures Is Essential for Health
Community Catalyst Health Policy Hub Blog, 2/26/16


Fellow Myra Green Helps Struggling Family Facing Health Crisis
Lawyers Clearinghouse Recent News, 9/16/15


Interview with the Association of Academic Health Centers: Addressing Social Determinants of Health 
Association of Academic Health Centers, September 2015


Research on Care Community Health Equity: Moving EHRs Upstream Meeting (p.6)
AAMC Health Equity Research and Policy, 6/18/15


Medical-Legal Strategy Can Improve Health Care of Low-Income Families with Newborns
Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston Press Release, 6/2/15


"In Cancer Care We're Trying to Get to Cure"       

National Center for MLP, April 2015


Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014
The New York Times, 12/11/14


Addressing Patients' Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment
The Commonwealth Fund Publications, 5/29/14


Medical-Legal Partnership: Community Health Care   

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1/13/14


McDermott volunteer Jerry Tichner honored by American Health Lawyers Association                                                                   for many contributions to Medical-Legal Partnership
AHLA Connections, 3/6/12


Vacuums And Heat Aid: Health Care’s Definition Stretched
WBUR News, 9/13/11


MLP Evolution or Revolution
Clearinghouse REVIEW Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, 8/12/11


Treating the Cause, Not the Illness
The New York Times, 7/28/11


A Holistic Approach to Hunger So Our Children Can Grow
The Huffington Post Blog, 6/24/11


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Launches Pro Bono Case Referral Pilot with MLP | Boston and Several Law Firms
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Inside the Institue, 6/1/11


New Partnership at Children's Hospital Boston 
Children's News for Children's Hospital Boston employees, staff and volunteers, 2/7/11


Children’s Hospital Boston Launches Medical-Legal Partnership
MLPB Press Release, 12/29/10


MLP | Boston Legal Partners McDermott Will & Emery Receive the 2010 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award
McDermott Will & Emery Press Release, 9/29/10


Attorney General Enforces Housing Laws Considered Essential for Healthy Child Development by MLP | Boston
Office of Attorney General Press Release, 8/10/10


McDermott Will & Emery Grant Bolsters MLP | Boston's Ability to Serve Low-Income Clients 
MLPB Press Release, 7/7/10


Putting lawyers on the case: Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston gives patients support from attorneys
Globe Correspondent, 5/10/10