Our partnerships combine the strengths of our university with those of community leaders and organizations to impact the health of Greenville’s citizens. Our South Carolina Medical Legal Partnership 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.
Prisma Health is an innovative teaching and research institution committed to improving the health of the communities it serves. The MLP partners with Prisma Health Pediatricians and Geriatricians to identify Social Determinants of Health issues and provide legal solutions for our most vulnerable populations.
South Carolina Legal Services
South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides civil legal representation at no cost to low income South Carolinians. With offices all over the state, it has access to experts in many different areas of civil law, including education, property, and family.