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Grand Rounds: Medical-Legal Partnerships: An Essential Piece of the Puzzle in the Pursuit for Health Equity


By Amanda Gogol-Tagliaferro, DO, Pediatrician, Akron Children's Hospital, and Marie Curry, JD, MPH, Community Legal Aid

Locust Pediatric Care Group

More about Amanda Gogol-Tagliaferro, DO, FAAP

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Explain the role of social determinants of health in creating healthcare equity for children. 2. Describe the ways medical-legal partnerships equip pediatric providers with knowledge to screen for, understand, and address health-harming legal needs of patients.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Assist at-risk pediatric patients to resolve medical-legal issues that affect their health and well-being.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Amanda Gogol-Tagliaferro and Marie Curry, JD, MPH have indicated that there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Healthy People 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Retrieved 9/9/2021, from