This brief from the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership describes how the electronic health record (EHR) represents a largely untapped resource to take action on health inequities experienced by patients. The brief focuses on structured data collection and sharing for medical legal partnership programs, but can also be applied to other complex care needs.

The brief provides concrete examples of how health centers in Iowa, Montana, and Texas are leveraging the EHR to complement their screening for the social determinants of health as well as to increase their capacity to deliver targeted MLP-related interventions.

Read the brief