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Improve Mental Health for Low-Income Individuals

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Expanding the UTHealth Medical Legal Partnership to Improve Mental Health for Low-Income Individuals

The aim of this study is to test whether participation of low-income patients with health-harming legal needs (HHLNs) in a medical legal partnership (MLP) results in improved mental health, improved quality of life, reduced utilization, and increased resolution of HHLNs.

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Behavioral - Medical Legal Partnership

With the medical legal partnership, lawyers are embedded in clinics, and lawyers consult with patients who are identified as having health-harming legal needs (HHLNs). This arm will also receive usual care, which includes consultation with a social worker and a community health worker.

Behavioral - Usual Care

Usual care includes consultation with a social worker and a community health worker.

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Expanding the UTHealth Medical Legal Partnership to Improve Mental Health for Low-Income Individuals

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NCT03805126

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