Austin Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is a collaboration that produces better health outcomes by integrating public interest attorneys into the healthcare team to resolve health-harming legal needs in the clinical setting. Project partners include People’s Community Clinic and Texas Legal Services Center, both are established nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality assistance to underserved Central Texans, as well as other organizations across the region. A national leader in practice in community health centers, Austin MLP is part of a movement that includes nearly three hundred healthcare facilities.
The Health Information, Counseling, and Advocacy Program (HICAP), is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Texans. HICAP provides legal advice and referrals for Texans who are Medicare beneficiaries or who are 60 years of age or older. HICAP is a partnership of Texas’ area agencies on aging, Health and Human Services Commission, and Texas Legal Services Center.