Distance Learning

Rural Health and the Law, Part II

Includes a Live Event on 10/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
Format: Live Webinar
Topic:  Integrating Legal Services into Recovery Efforts: Can Medical-Legal Partnerships Help?

The second webinar in the 3-part series will be co-sponsored by AHLA’s In-House Counsel Practice Group, and will be focused on public health and legal approaches to addressing the opioid epidemic in rural communities. Speakers will explore the data related to disparities in opioid related health outcomes in rural and urban communities. And, at the heart of this program will be a discussion about how medical-legal services partnerships (MLPs) can serve as a critical recovery service, when coupled with medical and behavioral health services.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

  • AHLA Member: $0
  • Non-AHLA Member: $50


  • Public Health System
  • CDC's Public Health Law Program

Ellie Bane, JD (Moderator)

General Counsel

Ector County Hospital District-Medical Center Health System
Houston, TX

Ellen Lawton, JD

Co-Principal Investigator and Lead Research Scientist

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
Department of Health Policy & Management
The Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Mark J. Cardosi, JD

Managing Attorney

Portsmouth Office
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)