Meetings & Educational Events


Where: Children’s Minnesota, 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Please park in the Children’s Specialty Center parking ramp off East 26th Street, west of Chicago Avenue. To access the hospital, take the ramp elevator or stairs to floor 2 and proceed through the skyway across Chicago Avenue.

The meeting will be held in Children’s Education Center which is on the left after exiting the skyway.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

WebEx: To join this meeting via WebEx go to 036272a81560d8306a290e4ac804 Event Number: 281 301 721 Password: HLPPCES

Please note: when you click on the link you will have the opportunity to access the audio through your computer speakers/headphones.


12:00-1:00 Public Charge Overview Presentation

Laura Melnick, Benefits Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Ana Pottratz Acosta, Clinical Instructor for Medical Legal Partnership, Mitchell Hamline/United Family Partnership

1:00-1:30 Moderated Q&A

1:30-2:15 HLP Business (HLP Collaborative Members Only)

Cancer Legal Care Screening Research Update: Bryan Polkey

2:15-3:00 Networking and Table Discussion (as desired) (HLP Collaborative Members Only)

CLE credits will be available; CEU certificate of participation offered

Event sponsored by:

2017 Conference

From Aim to Impact

Our Annual Conference was held June 1, 2017, at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Conference Center in St. Paul.  The conference included Keynote Speaker Frank B. Cerra, MD and Featured Guest Speaker Chris Wendt, JD, Esq.   Scroll down for downloads:  conference agenda, speaker bios, presentations and handouts.

From Aim to Impact
Conference of the Upper Midwest Healthcare Legal Partnership (HLP) Learning Collaborative

Thursday, June 1, 2017
U of M Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul


Speakers Biographical Information

Welcome:  Eileen Weber Overview Presentation

Keynote: Frank Cerra   Health Requires More than a Team of Healthcare Professionals

Moderated by Meghan Scully   Interprofessional Collaborations: Silos: Good for Corn, Bad for People

Moderator: Colleen McDonald Diouf; Panelists: Senator Jim Abeler, Lindsay McLaughlin   Healthcare Policy Update 

Panelists: Paul Schoenberg, Kevin Switzer, Julia Draxton, Shar Wallack   System Exemplar: CentraCare

Chris Wendt   Closing Remarks: Opportunities

Additional sessions without downloadable files: 

  • Moderator: Lindy Yokanovich; Panelists: Lindsay Flint, Theresa Eckstein, Erica Idso-Weisz Healthcare Legal Partnerships for Chronic Illness

  • Moderator: Leah Goldstein Moses; Panelists: Larry Nichols, Ben Chapman, Jeanne Larson, Paul Schoenberg Burden of Proof: Managing Data and Measuring What Counts

  • Moderator: Theresa Hughes Patients' Perspectives: Panel of Patients Served by HLPs

  • Moderator: Theresa Hughes; Panelists: Ana Pottratz Acosta , Laura Melnick, Kerry McGuire Immigration Update: Protecting the Health & Safety of Non-Citizens

  • Panelists: Lindy Yokanovich, Larry Nichols, Paul Schoenberg, Kevin Switzer Funding & Sustaining Your Healthcare Legal Partnership


Educational Events

Educational events are scheduled upon request, please let us know if you would like a speaker for your group, conference, or other event. 

"Stone Soup: MLP in the Dental Home"  Jeanne Larson and Anne Hoefgen presented at the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Summit in Indianapolis, IN, on April 7, 2016.

"The Medical-Legal Advocacy Screening Questionnaire: Evaluating Efficacy"  Bryan Polkey presented a poster at the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Summit in Indianapolis, IN, on April 7, 2016.

"Healthcare Legal Partnerships"  Eileen Weber, Colleen McDonald Diouf and Karen Bonfil Ruiz presented  at the Many Faces of Community Health conference on November 4, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN.

"Healthcare Legal Partnerships: Advancing Health Equity  "Eileen Weber, Colleen McDonald Diouf and Karen Bonfil Ruiz presented  on April 4, 2017, in St. Cloud, MN.

Eileen Weber discussed Healthcare Legal Partnerships as part of her presentation at the Nursing Practice in Chaotic Times conference on April 7, 2017, in Minot, ND.