MLPB Advancing Health Through Justice - TA Vendor in New Domains!


The success of accountable care in Massachusetts will hinge on aligning care transformation with the social, economic, and environmental contexts in which their members live. We bring an explicit health equity and health disparities reduction lens to its technical assistance partnering. We have a long track record of innovating strategies to detect, triage, […]



We offer a community of practice relationship with our partners, so that their care teams can more confidently (a) partner with people experiencing health-related social needs, and (b) prioritize actionable system-/policy-level change strategies that align with community goals. Our team of law and policy consultants embeds within care teams, providing continuous education and updates to team members on people’s legal rights, risks, and remedies in many domains of health-related social need – and growing the care team toolbox considerably in the process!

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  • Our expertise in translating complex legal information and frameworks for allied health stakeholders is deep and unparalleled.
  • We ensure that all training, tools, and recommendations are current with dynamic, complex federal and state laws and policies governing people’s access to resources and legal protections.
  • Our technical assistance strategies are evidence-based (DULCE), and are the foundation of an approach flourishing in California, Florida, and Vermont (and soon 6 other states).


We have successfully supported Massachusetts ACOs and CPs with a range of technical assistance services in planning and pilot phases, including SDOH system design, workforce training, and policy change engagement recommendations. We are also a TA provider in the national context, providing capacity-building support to Accountable Entities in Rhode Island and members of the national DULCE Learning Network, comprised of pediatrics practices in a range of settings including ACOs and Federally Qualified Health Centers as well as cross-sector partners like early childhood systems.

The statements in this document are made solely by MLPB. No statement in this document should be construed as an official position of or endorsement by Abt Associates Inc. or the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

MLPB Off the Shelf Offerings


MLPB equips communities of care with legal education and problem-solving insight that disrupt the evolution of a person’s social, economic, or environmental need into a legal — and health — crisis. Through training, consultation, and technical assistance, we help care teams understand their unique power to unlock access to health-promoting resources and legal protections — thereby fostering prevention and advancing health equity.

We are invested in supporting ACOs and CPs committed to best-practice, human-centered strategies in this value-based frontier—especially as they build and support pioneering new care teams charged with this work. MLPB is well-positioned to support ACOs and CPs who appreciate the complex relationship between population health management and health equity progress.


  • We host regular, internal “DiversiTeas” that spotlight key challenges and best practices impacting culturally dexterous and inclusive service delivery.
  • We have found fun Zoom-based ways of connecting, including a virtual “Paint Nite” and a family-inclusive remote dinner.


The following is a quote from a training attendee when asked “What was the most valuable thing you learned at today’s training?” The answer/quote: “EVERY. Single. Thing! Please offer training like this more often! Necessary for new employees.” – Family Support Worker Attendee of a Recent MLPB Family Law & Health training

“I want to let you know how impressed I have been with your responses to our team’s inquiries. Your responses have been compassionate, clear, detailed, and informative. They also have been so accessible for our team to understand and use to coach their [members] in legal matters they are facing or anxious about. This legal coaching reduces stress and builds competency for both our participants and our staff. And I believe that it will have impact on outcomes for our families.”


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