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AllianceChicago Joined EHR Collaboration to Connect Medical-Legal Partnership Services

08/24/2020

AllianceChicago contributed clinical informatic expertise in a two state initiative on how to better serve patients struggling with public assistance (food stamps, Medicaid, SSI), housing and family issues. The Iowa and Montana collaboration integrated screening for health-harming legal needs and make referrals to legal partners through the Electronic Health Record(EHR). The 2018 project allowed health centers to complement their social determinants of health screening and increase their capacity to deliver targeted medical-legal partnership interventions. Complete Project Brief