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Tuesday, June 4 • 9:45am - 11:15am
MLCP-LA: Showcasing Innovations in Technology, Partnership, and Funding to Bring Legal Services to Most Vulnerable Los Angeles County Residents LIMITED

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This workshop showcases an innovative approach to providing county-wide legal services: Medical Legal Community Partnership – Los Angeles (MLCP-LA), a collaboration between the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Whole Person Care Program (WPC), Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County as the lead agency, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and Mental Health Advocacy Services. WPC employs community health workers to support LA County’s Medi-Cal beneficiaries facing homelessness, mental illness, chronic hospitalizations, substance use disorders, and other critical needs. MLCP-LA supports these WPC participants, empowers community health workers, and strives to identify and overcome systemic barriers. MLCP-LA leveraged Medicaid waiver funding, developed electronic referral and intake systems, and created a hybrid service delivery system to amplify its reach.

Through a panel presentation and interactive discussion, this workshop will provide an overview into MLCP-LA’s development and implementation and will seek to identify local opportunities among attendees.

avatar for Johanna Bloomfield

Johanna Bloomfield

Senior Attorney, Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
Johanna ("Jo") Bloomfield is a senior attorney at Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles where she supervises the organization's Medical Legal Community Partnership work. Jo's background is in general poverty law, with a focus on disability benefits and mental health law and... Read More →

Dennis Hsieh

Director, Social Medicine and Community Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Gerson Sorto

Supervising Attorney, Medical Legal Community Partnerships, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Gerson Sorto is an Associate Supervising Attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County overseeing the program’s five Medical Legal Community Partnerships (MLCPs). He has led NLSLA’s efforts as the lead agency implementing the “MLCP–LA” project with the... Read More →

Helen Tran

Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Helen Tran is a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles for the Medical-Legal Community Partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Before joining LAFLA, Ms. Tran worked at the Health Consumer Center of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los... Read More →

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am PDT