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The Hospitalist Spotlights the SHAPE Program, Part of Hofstra Law’s Growing Collaboration With Northwell Health

Photo of two Hofstra Law students talking with a medical student in the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

The Hospitalist, an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine that reports on issues and trends in hospital medicine, published an article on May 21 spotlighting the SHAPE (Social Health Alliance to Promote Equity) program, an initiative in which the Maurice A. Deane School of Law collaborates with Northwell Health and other community partners to refer patients with unmet social and legal needs to the right resources.

Hofstra Law’s participation in the SHAPE program represents just one aspect of the growing relationship between the organizations. Through its medical-legal partnership with Northwell Health, Hofstra Law is providing direct legal services to patients in need and basic legal education to residents and medical faculty and staff, as well as developing broader advocacy campaigns.

The article, titled “Pilot Program Addresses Social Determinants of Health,” reports on a presentation about SHAPE at the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2019 Annual Meeting, which was held on May 8-11 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the meeting was “Courage to Lead: Equity, Engagement and Advocacy in Turbulent Times.”

The presentation was made as part of the panel “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Oral Presentations in Chronic Disease & Preventive Care.” Jane Lindahl, a research assistant at Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Northwell Health, was the lead presenter.

Read the article on the Hospitalist website.