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Legal Issues in Community-Clinical Partnerships

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It can be difficult to navigate whether and how various legal and regulatory frameworks apply to innovative collaborations between community organizations and health care providers, payers, and other stakeholders. The Health Law Lab advocates for policy reforms that better support community-clinical partnerships. The Health Law Lab also educates stakeholders on how a range of legal issues may affect the design and implementation of community-clinical partnerships.

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Welcome to The Health Law Lab!

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