Can care teams serve people effectively without legal information and rights education in their toolbox?
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!
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.
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Criminal Legal Systems & Health
- Court-Issued Fines And Fees Frequently Undermine Health Equity (Health Affairs, Feb. 2, 2022)
- Neighborhood Police Encounters, Health, And Violence In A Southern City (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- Baker Seeking To halt Probation And Parole Fees In ‘Progressive’ Proposal (The Boston Globe, Jan. 30, 2022)
Disparities, Inequity & Care (Re)Design
- Why ‘Trauma-Informed’ Care Is Spreading From The Therapist’s Office To Yoga Classes And Tattoo Parlors (The Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2022)
- The Need For Disability Documentation In The Electronic Health Record (Health Affairs, Feb. 14, 2022)
- Rhode Island Must Invest In Critical Service Workers And The Care Economy (The Boston Globe, Feb. 3, 2022)
- Beyond Research, Taking Action Against Racism (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- Improving The Measurement Of Structural Racism To Achieve Antiracist Health Policy (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- The Mutually Reinforcing Cycle Of Poor Data Quality And Racialized Stereotypes That Shapes Asian American Health (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- The Problem Of The Color Line: Spatial Access To Hospital Services For Minoritized Racial And Ethnic Groups (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- Sick And Tired Of Being Excluded: Structural Racism In Disenfranchisement As A Threat To Population Health Equity (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- Structural Racism In Historical And Modern US Health Care Policy (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- Systemic And Structural Racism: Definitions, Examples, Health Damages, And Approaches To Dismantling (Health Affairs, Feb. 2022)
- Negative Patient Descriptors: Documenting Racial Bias In The Electronic Health Record (Health Affairs, Jan. 19, 2022)
Early Education & Care
- Mayor Wu Announces New Office Of Early Childhood Aimed At Streamlining Child Care Process (The Boston Globe, Feb. 23, 2022)
- Op-Ed: America’s Approach To Early Childhood Education Is Completely Unsustainable (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 12, 2022)
Employment, Income Supports & Health
- Why Millions On Medicaid Are At Risk Of Losing Coverage In The Months Ahead (NPR, Feb. 14, 2022)
- State-Level Social And Economic Policies And Their Association With Perinatal And Infant Outcomes (The Milbank Quarterly, Feb. 6, 2022) subscription required
Housing & Health
- Delaware Changes Rule On Non-Lawyer Representation For People Facing Eviction (Delaware Public Media, Feb. 3, 2022)
- During A Crisis, Zoning Laws Are Hindering Construction Of Affordable Housing Units (The Boston Globe, Jan. 20, 2022)
- Mass General Brigham Backs Extra Tax On Some Real Estate Transactions To Fund Affordable Housing (The Boston Globe, Jan. 19, 2022)
Immigration Status & Health
- In Historic Vote, Mass. House Passes Bill To Allow Driver’s Licenses For Residents Without Legal Immigration Status (The Boston Globe, Feb. 16, 2022)
Utility Needs, Water & Health
- Harris Says Replacing Lead Pipes Is a Priority, Despite Limited Funding (The New York Times, Feb. 11, 2022)
- A New Strategy To Get The Lead Out Of RI’s Drinking Water (ConvergenceRI, Jan. 10, 2022)