Providing Legal Services in Clinical Settings Can Help Promote Health Equity, According to New Research in Health Affairs

As health care organizations seek to address unmet social needs of their patients to improve health care quality, equity, and health outcomes, medical-legal partnership offers a practical intervention to address social and environmental circumstances of patients that have a remedy in civil law. More than 300 health care organizations nationwide have adopted medical-legal partnerships in a wide variety of settings, including general hospitals and health systems, children’s hospitals, health centers, veteran’s health clinics, tribal health organizations, and others.

Publication Suggests that Doctors Trained in Teaching Health Centers Will Practice in Underserved Areas

In a new article published in Academic Medicine by Dr. Zohray Talib of GW’s School of Medicine, a team of researchers led by Professor Marsha Regenstein at the Milken Institute School of Public Health Policy and Management present what the authors view as encouraging news about the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program.

Analysis Suggests Funding for Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program

Running the federal Teaching Health Center (THC) Graduate Medical Education program created in 2011 under the Affordable Care Act costs much more than it was funded by Congress in 2015, according to an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The program's goal is to increase the number of primary care doctors and dentists practicing in underserved parts of the United States.