Our Mission

Care should systematically account for people’s legal rights, risks and remedies; and empower care teams as strengths-based, role-aligned partners in problem-solving.

MLPB equips communities of care with legal education and problem-solving insight that fosters prevention, health equity and human-centered system change. Through training, consultation/telementoring and technical assistance (our team-facing legal partnering model), we help teams and organizations understand their power to unlock access to health-promoting resources and legal protections.

At a household level, this capacity-building support disrupts the trajectory of a social, economic or environmental need into a legal — and health — crisis. At a population level, this work cultivates communities of care as partners in system and policy change.

MLPB stands independent of any health, legal or academic institution, operating under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of TSNE MissionWorks and serving partners in MA, RI and nationally through the DULCE Learning Network and other initiatives.