Health Leads in the News

At Risk in America

At Risk in America

December 1, 2014
In an article discussing the negative impact poverty has on the lives of children, Health Leads is highlighted as a program that enables pediatricians to connect families to vital basic resources that improve health.  Read the full article.

5 Examples of Great Healthcare Management

5 Examples of Great Healthcare Management

November 6, 2014
In a post on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network, Dr. Thomas Lee, internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and chief medical officer of Press Ganey, discusses fives examples of impressive innovation that he’s seen throughout his career in healthcare.  Health Leads is featured for our work addressing patients’ social  issues with Contra Costa Health, a leading safety-net institution in Northern California.  Read the full post.

Strength in Storytelling

Strength in Storytelling

November 3, 2014
This article highlights the importance of effective storytelling for organizations aiming to build support for their missions.  Health Leads is featured as an organization that has adopted a “culture of storytelling” in order to gather and share the most compelling narratives to accompany its data.  Read the full article.  *Subscription required.

Interview with Dr. Thomas Lee on Social Factors That Affect Health

Interview with Dr. Thomas Lee on Social Factors That Affect Health

October 2, 2014
Dr. Thomas Lee, internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and the chief medical officer of Press Ganey, discusses the need to redesign our healthcare system with patients’ social needs in mind.  Offering Health Leads as an example for how health systems are addressing the social determinants of health, Dr. Lee also discusses the shifting financial incentives that are accelerating the conversations around these interventions.  Listen to the podcast.

The Health Leads Volunteer Program: Physician Prescriptions for Social Services

The Health Leads Volunteer Program: Physician Prescriptions for Social Services

October 1, 2014
In October’s issue of Case Management Monthly, Health Leads is featured as a promising program aimed at addressing the full set of factors that prevent patients from achieving and maintaining good health.  Read more. *Subscription required.

Health Care and Poverty

Health Care and Poverty

September 24th, 2014
Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Health Leads champion Josh Sharfstein discusses a recent panel at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in which CEO Rebecca Onie and sociologist Kathryn Edin discuss the healthcare system’s role in addressing poverty.  Learn more.

Don’t Grow For Growth’s Sake: Smart Growth For Social Enterprises

Don’t Grow For Growth’s Sake: Smart Growth For Social Enterprises

September 18th, 2014
In this Fast Company article, written by New Profit’s Kim Syman, Health Leads is highlighted as an organization engaging in “smart growth” as a way to achieve transformative impact in the healthcare sector.  Over time, we’ve learned that the way to drive true systems change is to strategically partner with a select number of institutions that will help influence broad-scale change in the healthcare sector.  Read more.

Moving Electronic Medical Records Upstream

Moving Electronic Medical Records Upstream

September 10th, 2014
While our understanding of the connection between patients’ environments and their health has deepened dramatically over the past several years, screening and intervention around these social needs are still not incorporated into most clinical care.  This article highlights the potential in leveraging electronic medical records to address the social determinants of health.  Health Leads is featured as one of three case studies.  VP of Research & Development Karen Tirozzi is a co-author on this paper.  Read more.  *Subscription required to view full article.

When Poverty Makes You Sick, A Lawyer Can Be the Cure

When Poverty Makes You Sick, A Lawyer Can Be the Cure

July 17th, 2014
Simply being poor can make a person sick — from where she lives and works to what she eats and the air she breathes.  This article highlights the ways in which clinically integrated legal programs are working with families in order to improve their health.  It highlights a number of programs that address the social determinants including Medical-Legal Partnerships, Reach Out And Read, and Health Leads. Read more.

Four Keys to Scaling a Community Solution

Four Keys to Scaling a Community Solution

July 2nd, 2014
The Salesforce Foundation recently announced the 2014 Force for Change call for grant submissions.  This article highlights some of the work of recent Force for Change grantees, including Health Leads, Beyond 12, and Capital Impact Partners.  Using a Force for Change grant, Health Leads created a three-year plan to build what we now know as ClientConnect, our resource database and case management system. Read more.