Started in 2013, the ground-breaking medical-legal partnership at Whittier Clinic is helping those for whom legal issues are intertwined with medical problems. Carrie Graf, staff attorney with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA), runs the partnership between legal aid and Hennepin County Medical Center's Whittier Clinic.
Recently featured in a story by MPR News, Graf and other attorneys increasingly see clients with legal issues tied to their health. The arrangements are gaining traction, Graf said, because health reform has forced hospitals and clinics to look more at the whole patient.
"They are realizing that in order to provide really great care that's affordable they need to be looking at all of the circumstances that are contributing to a patient's health," she said. Read the full story at MPR News, and learn more about the clinic in this informative video.