February 2022 Newsletter

Can care teams serve people effectively without legal information and rights education in their toolbox?

February 2022

On the Move

Legal Problem-Solving & Family Flourishing:
Learning from Early Childhood System-Builders

MLPB has convened a planning process with three partner communities invested in Building Legal Problem-Solving in the Early Childhood Sector, thanks to support from The JPB Foundation. Our newest blog post is an interview with leaders from one of these partner communities, the Rhode Island Department of Health Office of Family Visiting. Our colleagues share important local perspectives on legal information and rights education as a tool for advancing healthy child development and family thriving. 

Stay tuned for a blog interview with our third partner community — Smart from the Start — in March! 

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Growing HOPE – 2022 Virtual Summit

MLPB will lead a workshop at the second annual HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) Summit on March 8, 2022. This is a terrific opportunity to explore the connections between one’s environment, positive experiences in childhood, and the power of legal information and rights education

Registration details are available here.

Digital Digest Spotlight

Designed for teams committed to human-centered social care, MLPB’s Digital Digest distills key law and policy updates across many domains of health-related social need that impact individuals, families, and communities. 

Free Tax Preparer Services for Eligible Households!

Filing taxes can be challenging, especially when there are new requirements.  For example, recently the IRS sent “Letter 6419” to families who received the 2021 advance Child Tax Credit. This letter contains important information families need to complete their taxes. Free tax preparation services can help eligible families file their taxes successfully. 

On our mind

Criminal Legal Systems & Health

Disparities, Inequity & Care (Re)Design

Early Education & Care

Employment, Income Supports & Health

Housing & Health

Immigration Status & Health

Utility Needs, Water & Health