Doctors and Lawyers Make Powerful Partners for Health
Collaboration between attorneys and health care providers solves problems in patients’ lives and leads to more holistic care. Our medical-legal partnerships have been changing lives in WNC since 2006 by identifying and addressing socio-economic problems – such as substandard housing and domestic violence – that exacerbate illness and injury and can reduce the effectiveness of treatment plans.
Social determinants of health are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
When patients’ housing, educational, safety and financial needs are met, medical interventions can have optimal impact. Moreover, the need for ongoing medical care may be decreased. Find out more about the impact of medical-legal partnerships.
Pisgah Legal Services is pleased to work in partnership with the following organizations:
Pisgah Legal Services is a 2019 Recipient of Community Investment funds from Mission Health.
Interested in working with Pisgah Legal Services? Contact Pisgah Legal COO Jaclyn Kiger at 828-210-3415.