Teaming Up: Medical-Legal Partnership and Common Civil Legal Problems

Occurs every other Monday from 12:00-1:00pm EST starting February 14th through June 6th 2022. 


This interactive, web based learning model is aimed at understanding, identifying and supporting the health harming legal needs that patients in our community are faced with every day. Participants will gain knowledge of general civil legal issues and how these can impact overall health; a basic understanding of legal protections and rights of patients; and learn about various access to supports for legal advocacy and resources for patients facing challenges that might be impacting their health. The teaming approach of a medical-legal partnership (MLP) bridges the gap in services from identification of health harming legal needs to advocacy, support and resources during the health-care encounter to improve a person’s overall health. Join us to learn more about how you can support patients who are faced with civil legal issues through our MLP focused ECHO series, to include de-identified cases and scenarios, and receive peer support. 


Learning Outcome:

At the completion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss at least three health harming legal needs impacting vulnerable populations including legal advocacy, rights of patients in regards to social determinants of health (SDOH) needs and qualification for support to improve health outcomes.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session/Title Date
1 - Overview of Medical Legal Partnerships: Part 1 2/14/2022
2 - Overview of Medical Legal Partnerships: Part 2 2/28/2022
3 - Ethical Obligations and Privacy 3/14/2022
4 - Housing: Eviction & Discrimination 3/28/2022
5 - Utilities Disconnections: Fuel, Electric 4/11/2022
6 - Family: Divorce/Custody 4/25/2022
7 - Family: Protective orders 5/9/2022
8 - Family: Child welfare 5/23/2022
9 - Policy Change 6/6/2022
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