Research

Research

People live in law and policy contexts. So human-centered care must account for the legal dimensions of health, wellbeing, and dignity. Reaching stakeholders across fields and disciplines, we are building new evidence for legal partnering as a prevention tool.

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RI Maximizing People’s Autonomy: How care teams can help people make supported decisions

Care teams know that people sometimes need a trusted individual to help them make decisions. Guardianship is the most restrictive legal tool...

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Resource Guide

RI McKinney-Vento Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness

Care teams partnering with families know that stability helps students thrive academically. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento) is a federal law...

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RI Resources Available to People Regardless of Immigration Status

Care teams partnering with people know that immigration status (like income level) is a threshold eligibility factor for many health-promoting resources. This...

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So You Want to Talk About Immigration Status

Immigration status is a key social determinant of health that frequently impacts a person’s eligibility to work, reside in the US, access...

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Spotlight on Afghan Evacuees in Massachusetts: Identify Immigration Status to Determine Benefit Eligibility

Immigration statuses can be complex and fluid! Given the resent influx of evacuees — which is not an immigration status per se...

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Spotlight on Afghan Evacuees in Rhode Island: Identify Immigration Status to Determine Benefit Eligibility

Immigration statuses can be complex and fluid! Given the resent influx of evacuees — which is not an immigration status per se...

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Journal Article

Project DULCE: Strengthening Families Through Enhanced Primary Care (2014)

Project DULCE is a universal intervention emphasizing concrete supports and improving parent knowledge of child development and parenting. It is cost-effective, efficient,...

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Issue Brief

Risk Adjustment’s New Frontier: Social Determinants of Health (2017)

MassHealth is incorporating SDOH into risk adjustment methods to determine payment to ACOs and MCOs. This brief outlines the promising nature of...

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State Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws: Growth and Gaps in Coverage (2021)

Overview co-authored by MLPB CEO Samantha Morton and colleagues from the Brown Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the Center for...

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Strengthening families through the integration of legal advocacy into a home visiting program (2016)

Home visitors learn more about a family’s situation than other professionals, allowing for preventive legal problem-solving.

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Unlocking Access: The Connections Between Medical Certifications and Health Equity (2019)

Clinicians and other health system actors have unique ability to assist in the success of their patients’ applications to safety net programs.

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When Social Complexity Drives Medical Complexity: Piloting Medical-Legal Partnership to Improve Patient Health and Increase Healthcare Team Efficacy (2015)

This pilot partnership aims to build skills and knowledge among current and future workforce members relating to social determinants of health.

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