The presentations listed here were created by MLP | Boston staff members for use in training medical professionals to identify unmet needs in the areas of income supports, housing and utilities, education and employment, legal (immigration) status, and personal and family stability and safety.
All trainings can be downloaded by clicking on the document titles.
Income Supports 101
- Overview of income support programs for low-income individuals and families in MA.
Income Supports and Immigration
- Overview of immigrant eligibility for income support programs in MA.
- Overview of the nutrition support programs available to low-income families, with particular emphasis on legal rights relating to SNAP (formerly Food Stamps).
Income Supports for Chronically Ill Patients
- Overview of income support programs available to chronically ill patients, as well as special rules and exceptions for general programs pertaining to disability.
Income Supports for Domestic Violence Survivors
- Overview of income support programs available to low-income families in MA, with a close look at the challenges and protections these programs offer to domestic violence survivors.
Housing and Utilities
Housing and Utilities 101
- Overview of basic housing and utilities benefits and laws for low-income individuals and families in MA.
Housing Rights of People with Disabilities
- Overview of legal rights of persons with disabilities to safe and healthy housing, for their medical providers. Advocacy tips include writing a reasonable accommodation request and medical documentation on behalf of a patient.
- Spotlight on housing rights of people with disabilities
Massachusetts Utilities Law: Top Ten Tips for Providers
- A "Top Ten" presentation covering key steps to making systemic changes, key points of utilities law in Massachusetts, and common questions from the health care team.
Healthy Housing for Cancer Patients
- Overview of housing issues faced by cancer patients and advocacy tips to help resolve these issues.
Special Education Overview
- Informs and describes the rights of children with special needs in the education system and serves as a tool to help providers screen for common barriers children face in accessing special education services.
- Raises awareness of the prevalence of bullying, especially among those on the autism spectrum; identifies health outcomes related to bullying; and stresses the influence medical providers and parents can have in obtaining successful remedies within the school.
- Identifies the rights of children when they are disciplined in school and outlines the extra protection and rights afforded to students with special needs.
English Language Learners
- Describes the different types of education services available to students whose native language is one other than English.
Transitions to Adulthood for Chronically Ill Patients
Explains the rights of young adults with special needs in terms of receiving services from public schools, creating an action plan for transitioning, and steps necessary for graduating.
- Explains the rights of young adults with special needs in terms of receiving services from public schools, creating an action plan for transitioning, and steps necessary for graduating.
Legal (Immigration) Status
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