Tucson Family Advocacy Program
A Medical-Legal Partnership for Health
TFAP’s mission is to improve the health of low income families in Arizona by providing coordinated legal, medical, social work and educational services in a health care setting.
As part of this mission, TFAP is working to:
- Improve the ability of low income families to access benefits and services necessary for health and well being
- Increase health care provider awareness of non-medical problems impacting patient health; knowledge of legal and social resources to address these problems; and ability to identify and assist patients in need of these services
- Increase collaborations between Arizona’s medical, legal and social service communities to improve health of low income families
TFAP’s work would not be possible without the help of other partners and volunteers including:
- Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
- Legal interns from the UA James E. Rogers College of Law
- Residents of the Department of Family & Community Medicine
- Southern Arizona Legal Aid
- The Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
- Volunteer attorneys
- Other individual and community supporters
TFAP is part of the MLP Network, a voluntary affiliation of medical legal partnerships created by the National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships. Medical legal partnerships in the Network share resources, help to cultivate best practices and engage in joint projects. These partnerships provide services to vulnerable patients at at over 290 health care institutions in 36 states. Information on the MLP Network and the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership is available at www.medical-legalpartnership.org/.