Medical-Legal Partnership in Western North Carolina: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Team-Based Care

N C Med J. 2018 Jul-Aug;79(4):259-260. doi: 10.18043/ncm.79.4.259.


Having an attorney on a health care team helps address patients' social determinants of health. Through a medical-legal partnership, Pisgah Legal Services provides an attorney embedded within the Mountain Area Health Education Center clinical practices. The attorney impacts the Triple Aim of reducing costs by improving health and the patient experience.

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Humans
  • Legal Services*
  • North Carolina
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Social Determinants of Health*