Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.

The Washington Post featured our work towards this vision in its June 19 print edition.  The article describes our program as “both disarmingly simple and unquestionably ambitious: mobilizing highly motivated college students – most bound for careers in medicine and related fields – to help low-income families address their health problems by connecting them with basic services.”

In the article, Health Leads patient Treshawn Jones says “Health Leads helped me tremendously, I didn’t even know those things existed.”  The article highlights how she worked with Health Leads volunteer Shalesha Lake who says that Treshawn’s persistence helped her succeed in ultimately securing a new job with benefits.

You can read the full article here.  It also appeared on Kaiser Health News.

To learn more about Health Leads’ vision for the healthcare system, join the 182,000+ who are watching Health Leads’ Co-Founder and CEO Rebecca Onie on TED.