Resources

Resources

Materials in the Unlocking Access Hub help to demystify a complex and often overwhelming law and policy landscape. Unlocking Access subscribers can access additional materials, designed to help communities of care become stronger partners in problem-solving with the people they serve.

Navigate through resource topics and the drop-down menus, and use the (+) icon to save resources for easy access in the My Favorites tab later on. Logged-in users can also view their resources on the Portal.

Resource Guide

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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Training Deck

Unlocking Access in MA: Utilities

An Unlocking Access Core Curriculum training.

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Journal Article

Legal Information And Rights Education As An Element of Care: A Promising Health Justice Strategy (2021)

Health Affairs blog describing how cutting-edge communities of care are embracing collective responsibility by systematically incorporating legal information and rights education into...

June 9, 2021 Learn More
Issue Brief

Legal Partnering for Child and Family Health: An Opportunity and Call to Action for Early Childhood Systems (2019)

MLPB’s team-facing legal partnering model connects the dots between access to justice and family wellbeing, bolstering early childhood sector goals at household,...

February 2, 2021 Learn More
Poster

Lessons from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Data about the Double Burden of Cancer and Social Determinants of Health (2018)

Patients undergoing cancer care treatment require tailored screening, navigation, and legal problem-solving to address health-related social needs.

February 2, 2021 Learn More
Journal Article

Medical-Legal Strategies to Improve Infant Health Care: A Randomized Trial (2015)

The Project DULCE intervention led to improvements in preventive health care delivery and utilization and accelerated access to concrete supports among low-income...

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Poster

Project DULCE: A Randomized Control Trial Demonstrating Compassion Aligns with Cost Containment (2017)

The Project DULCE intervention generated reduced emergency department utilization, enhanced adherence to preventive care, and greater access to concrete supports.  

February 2, 2021 Learn More
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,...

February 2, 2021 Learn More
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...

April 2, 2017 Learn More