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George Washington University to hold national conference on integrating health and legal care

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2015)--The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, part of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, will host its tenth annual conference on April 9-10, 2015, in McLean, Virginia to discuss how to better address the social and legal problems negatively impacting the health of 50 million low-income Americans. Leaders from law, health care, public health and government in 38 states will present research and strategies aimed at effectively integrating health and legal care.

With featured remarks from Lauren Taylor, co-author of The American Health Care Paradox, Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, and Phillip Alberti, senior director for health equity research & policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges, participants will explore topics including:

  • The intersection of health and legal problems for veterans, children and chronically ill individuals;

  • The ways that providing integrated legal care for patients can help meet community benefit requirements for public hospitals; and

  • The ability of legal care to strengthen population health interventions.

A full agenda is available at:

EVENT: 10th Anniversary Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

WHEN: April 9, 2015 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
April 10, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102



Lauren Taylor, co-author of The American Health Care Paradox (9:15 a.m.)

Maureen Byrnes, lead research scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management, The George Washington University (2:15 p.m.)

Yvonne Goldsberry, vice president for program, Endowment for Health (2:15 p.m.)

Woody Thorne, vice president for community affairs, Southern Illinois Healthcare (2:15 p.m.)


Don Blanchon, executive director, Whitman-Walker Health (8:30 a.m.)

Vincent Keane, president and CEO, Unity Health Care (8:30 a.m.)

Suma Nair, director, Office of Quality Improvement, Human Resources and Services Administration (8:30 a.m.)

Jeffrey Levi, executive director, Trust for America's Health (9:15 a.m.)

Phillip Alberti, senior director, Health Equity Research & Policy, Association of American Medical Colleges (11:45 a.m.)

Malika Fair, director of public health initiatives, Association of American Medical Colleges (11:45 a.m.)

MEDIA: The event is free to the media, but members of the press should contact Kate Marple to register at 617-945-4618 or


About the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership:

NCMLP works to mainstream an integrated medical-legal approach to health and health care for people and populations. It is a project of the Department of Health Policy and Management in Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

About Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University:

Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation's capital. Today, nearly 1,534 students from almost every U.S. state and more than 45 countries pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school also offers an online Master of Public Health, MPH@GW, and an online Executive Master of Health Administration, MHA@GW, which allow students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.

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