Madlyn C. Morreale
Managing Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnership
“My favorite part about working at Legal Aid NC is collaborating with legal advocates and community partners to improve health, reduce poverty, enhance equity, and eliminate disparities in both access and outcomes for low-income individuals and communities.”
Madlyn C. Morreale, JD, MPH, is a public health attorney with more than thirty years of experience working to improve health, reduce poverty, eliminate health disparities, and enhance health equity in a variety of legal, public policy, academic, and non-profit settings.
Since 2008, Ms. Morreale has led Legal Aid of North Carolina’s statewide Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Program which brings together legal and health professionals from clinical, hospital, and health system settings to work collaboratively to integrate access to “legal remedies” into team-based efforts to address social drivers of health. For the past four years, Ms. Morreale also has led Legal Aid of North Carolina’s efforts to provide MLP services to North Carolina’s Medicaid managed care enrollees.
Prior to joining the staff of Legal Aid of North Carolina, Ms. Morreale co-founded the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, served on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, was Professional Staff for the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families in the U.S. House of Representatives, and served as a Volunteer in the Peace Corps.