Partnership Overview

The Upstate Medical Legal Partnership is committed to improving health equity and justice for all clients, promoting better health outcomes and quality of life.

Today, the GMLP:

is successfully embedded into One Prisma Health.
serves Prisma Health Pediatric (ages 0-21) and Geriatric (ages 50+) populations.
operates within EPIC, the health system’s electronic medical record, improving access to services and continuity of care.
measures program successes with established evaluation protocols.
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Engaging the law as preventative medicine. Our MLP merges legal and clinical solutions to identify and address the social determinants of health that impact all patients.


The MLP serves all vulnerable patient populations, reducing health harming legal barriers, increasing access to health care and justice, and improving community health.

Core Values

  1. We treat all patients and clients with the highest positive regard and respect their autonomy.
  2. We break down health harming legal barriers.
  3. We tackle challenges creatively and seek to find scalable solutions that align with industry best-practices.
  4. We function best as a multidisciplinary team, leaning into everyone’s professional expertise.
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In Partnership With

History of the Upstate MLP

October 2016
Official MOU created and recognized the formal partnership among SCLS, GHS, and Furman; along with dedicated funding.
The MLP spread into wider GHS Pediatric practices through the Medical Director of the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy- Dr. Kerry Sease, MD, MPH
April 2018
Hired Pediatric MLP Program Coordinator (Furman)
Awarded Healthy Greenville grant for three years to expand into Geriatrics
Officially launched into Geriatrics- collaboration with PACE Senior Care (Dr. Ohmar Win, MD) and the Center for Success in Aging (Dr. Laurie Theriot, MD)
February 2019 hired MLP Paralegal (SCLS) and Geriatric MLP Program Coordinator (Prisma) February 2019
MLP team successfully mobilized during the COVID 19 pandemic to continue to serve our patients and families in need
March 2021
Hit 1,000th referral goal
May 2021
MLP Evaluation Program Coordinator hired
October 2021
5 Year Anniversary