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Medical Legal Partnership

The Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) formally connects Furman University, Prisma Health Upstate, and South Carolina Legal Services in work to improve health outcomes for people throughout the Upstate, especially those living in poverty.

The partnership—the first of its kind in South Carolina—coordinates and streamlines access to non-medical assistance when a medical problem has roots in or is made worse by a social or legal problem.

Currently, the South Carolina MLP is the only one in the country—and there are nearly 300 of them, in 41 states—in which the educational institution involved is a liberal arts, undergraduate institution.

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Community Impact

By giving healthcare providers more tools to fix problems, the MLP creates better health outcomes.

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We partner with civic leaders and community organizations to match Furman’s strengths with community needs.

Meet our Partners
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