Scholarship from Hall Center Focuses on Medical Legal Partnerships
In a recent article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Professor Eleanor DeArman Kinney and Heather A. McCabe explore the topic of medical legal partnerships. Their article “Medical Legal Partnerships: A Key Strategy for Addressing Social Determinants of Health” can be read on line.
Professor Kinney is co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, while Ms. McCabe is Executive Director for the center and also teaches at the law school.
"Social determinants of health have high costs, both in quality of life as well as dollars, and interdisciplinary teams are having a positive influence on lowering these costs and improving the quality of health, “ says Heather McCabe. “The Journal of General Internal Medicine is to be applauded for publishing on the important topic of interdisciplinary teams in improving social determinants of health."
Eleanor D. Kinney, founding director of the school’s internationally recognized William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, is one of the nation’s leading experts on health law. After graduating from law school, she practiced law for four years, then worked as an estate planning officer for Duke University Medical Center for two years. After earning her master’s degree in public health, she served as program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Immediately prior to joining the faculty in 1984, she was assistant general counsel of the American Hospital Association.
A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America’s health care system, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor, and issues in administrative law, Professor Kinney is author or co-author of numerous law review articles, book chapters and book reviews.
Heather A. McCabe practiced Social Work at Riley Hospital for Children before entering law school. After graduation, she was Executive Director of the Indiana Partnership to Prevent Violent Injury and Death, a public health research project at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Clarian Health, and Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health as well as the Director of the Public Health Law Program. Her primary areas of research are public health law and vulnerable populations.