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Health Leads

Health Leads
CROWDRISE : Aug 15, 2013
Tax ID: 45-0484533
BASED: Boston, MA, United States


Health Leads

Our Mission

Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Health Leads' mission is to catalyze this healthcare system by connecting patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy, and in doing so, build leaders with the conviction and ability to champion quality care for all patients.

Health Leads enables physicians and other healthcare providers to prescribe basic resources, such as food and heat, for their low-income patients.  In the clinics where we operate, physicians and other providers can prescribe food, heat, and other basic resources their patients need to be healthy, alongside prescriptions for medication. Patients then take those prescriptions to a Health Leads Desk in the clinic waiting room, where our college student Advocates work side-by-side with the patients to access community resources and public benefits. 

Health Leads thus has a two-fold impact: First, the Health Leads programs expand clinics’ capacity to secure those non-medical resources necessary for their patients to be healthy. Second, Health Leads is producing a pipeline of new leaders who will have both the conviction and the ability to revolutionize healthcare.  This year, Health Leads will train and deploy nearly 1,000 college volunteers to connect over 14,500 low-income patients and their families to the resources they need to be healthy. Health Leads works in adult, pediatric and prenatal clinics and in community health centers in seven cities across the United States. 

Tax ID: 45-0484533 •


Health Leads

Health Leads

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