A Data-Driven Approach to Optimizing Medical-Legal Partnership Performance and Joint Advocacy

J Law Med Ethics. 2023;51(4):880-888. doi: 10.1017/jme.2023.158. Epub 2024 Mar 13.


Medical-legal partnerships connect legal advocates to healthcare providers and settings. Maintaining effectiveness of medical-legal partnerships and consistently identifying opportunities for innovation and adaptation takes intentionality and effort. In this paper, we discuss ways in which our use of data and quality improvement methods have facilitated advocacy at both patient (client) and population levels as we collectively pursue better, more equitable outcomes.

Keywords: Child Health; Medical-Legal Partnership; Pediatrics; Quality Improvement; Social Determinants of Health.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Quality Improvement*