May 25, 2022 Newsletter

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Were hiring

Law & Policy Consultant – MA-focused

Think different? Lawyer different. This new colleague will partner with communities of care in Massachusetts and nationally, and will support MLPB’s refinement of our team-facing legal partnering innovation.

CEO/Executive Director

We’re also seeking a talented and adaptive leader to join and lead a passionate, committed team into the next successful stage of MLPB’s growth and impact.


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New Blog Post!

Next-Generation Social Need Screening: The Intersection of Individual-Level Needs and Institutional Violence


In the news

When change happens at the speed of trust: 
Leadership reflections at the intersection of health and justice

Yesterday, ConvergenceRI published an interview with Samantha Morton, CEO, whose departure in 2022 was announced last month.

Covered through the Delivery of Care lens, the interview covers wide-ranging topics including:

  • Healthcare delivery transformation trends
  • The leaked Supreme Court opinion draft
  • Racial justice

On our mind

Disparities, Equity & Social Health Integration

Education & Health

Health Care Access

Housing & Health

Immigration & Health

Maternal & Child Health

Calling all health justice leaders . . .

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We’re hiring!
MLPB is seeking a talented and adaptive leader to join and lead a passionate, committed team into the next successful stage of the organization’s growth and impact. (The current CEO is stepping down after 10 years due to expanded family responsibility.) This new leader will join an organization and staff that is looking forward to the future from a place of organizational health, strength, and dedication to mission. Learn more or apply here.

Digital Digest Spotlight
Designed for teams committed to human-centered social care, MLPB’s Digital Digest distills key law and policy updates across many domains of health-related social need that impact individuals, families, and communities. 

Did you know that most Social Security Administration (SSA) offices are now open for walk-ins?

After many months of pandemic-related office closures, the SSA has begun to expand their services and are now offering appointments, lobby-based services, and walk-ins. The demand for these services remains high, meaning there can be long in-person waiting times. Peak visit times generally include the first day of each month and Fridays.

For more information about navigating SSA-administered benefits, visit MLPB’s Federal Digest.


On our mind

Access to Justice, Civil Rights & Health

Disparities, Equity & Social Health Integration

Food, Income Supports & Health

Health Care Access

Housing & Health

Maternal and Child Health