Clinical Trial

Improve Mental Health for Low-Income Individuals

Study Description

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.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

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.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

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

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03805126

ParticipAid ID

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