Presented on January 16th, 2019

During this webinar we discussed how the medical legal partnership model has evolved over time to become a robust adjunct in addressing social determinants of health. We also explored how medical legal partnerships may be further optimized to advance both direct client needs and address systematic issues at community and policy levels.

During this webinar we discussed:

  • The relationship between social determinants of health and legal remedies
  • The history of medical legal partnerships
  • The future of medical legal partnerships including potential components of model programs



Erin Paquette, MD, JD, MBe

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Public Voices Fellow | Op-Ed Project | Northwestern University

Dr. Erin Paquette is a pediatric intensivist at Lurie Children’s Hospital, lawyer, and ethicist interested in improving the health of children through the identification and reduction of health disparities in the clinical and research settings and promoting practices to address the social determinants of health, including understanding the role for medicolegal partnerships in mitigating the impact of social determinants of health on health equity.

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