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N C Med J. 2018 Jul-Aug;79(4):259-260. doi: 10.18043/ncm.79.4.259.

Medical-Legal Partnership in Western North Carolina: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Team-Based Care.

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1
staff attorney, Pisgah Legal Services, Asheville, North Carolina anne@pisgahlegal.org.
2
administrative director, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, North Carolina.
3
assistant professor, MAHEC Family Medicine, Asheville, North Carolina.
4
clinical and research librarian, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

Abstract

Having an attorney on a health care team helps address patients' social determinants of health. Through a medical-legal partnership, Pisgah Legal Services provides an attorney embedded within the Mountain Area Health Education Center clinical practices. The attorney impacts the Triple Aim of reducing costs by improving health and the patient experience.

PMID:
29991622
DOI:
10.18043/ncm.79.4.259
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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