Medical-legal partnership for Mental Health

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Mental Health+1 More
Medical-legal partnership - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will compare whether working with healthcare providers to improve clients' lives is better than providing usual legal services.

Eligible Conditions
  • Mental Health
  • Homelessness

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Past week. Collected at baseline, 3,6,9, 12 months

Month 12
Housing questionnaire change
Month 12
Month 12
The Yale Citizenship Scale

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Referral to pro-bono lawyer
1 of 2
Medical-legal partnership
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

300 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Medical-legal partnership · No Placebo Group · N/A

Medical-legal partnership
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Medical-legal partnership · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Referral to pro-bono lawyer
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Referral to pro-bono lawyer · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: past week. collected at baseline, 3,6,9, 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

Connecticut Veterans Legal CenterUNKNOWN
VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,473 Previous Clinical Trials
2,741,456 Total Patients Enrolled
13 Trials studying Mental Health
2,007 Patients Enrolled for Mental Health
Marc I. Rosen, MDPrincipal InvestigatorVA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus, West Haven, CT
7 Previous Clinical Trials
919 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Veterans who are engaged in a VA mental health or homeless program are more likely to report higher satisfaction with their overall VA care
People with an annual non-VA income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible for both medical and non-medical care from the VA.
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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 19th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 10th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.