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 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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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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One-Pager

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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One-Pager

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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One-Pager

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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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
Journal Article

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...

February 26, 2021 Learn More
Poster

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.

February 2, 2021 Learn More
Issue Brief

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.

February 2, 2021 Learn More
Poster

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.

February 2, 2021 Learn More