Health Leads in the News

Health Care Systems Try to Cut Costs by Aiding the Poor and Troubled

Health Care Systems Try to Cut Costs by Aiding the Poor and Troubled

March 22, 2015
In order to improve care quality and reduce costs, a number of major health systems are now implementing programs that address patients’ social needs.  In the article, both Health Leads’ Kelly Hall and Kaiser Permanente’s John Vu talk about this new trend in healthcare.  Read the article.

When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

March 12, 2015
In this segment of NPR’s Morning Edition, Health Leads is featured for our work to transform the healthcare sector. Shadowing an Advocate and a patient at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC, NPR gives listeners an understanding of the real-life impact our program makes every day on families.  Listen to the segment.

What Shapes Health

What Shapes Health

March 3, 2015
In this webcast, Rebecca Onie and other healthcare experts discuss the factors that influence health and the role of the healthcare sector in addressing these issues.  This panel, hosted in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR, is part of The Forum, a health policy series at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Watch the full webcast.

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Not-For-Profit

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Not-For-Profit

February 9, 2015
Fast Company named the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) one of the top ten most innovative non-profits in the world for 2015.  Health Leads is highlighted as an organization funded by the Foundation that’s furthering its mission to create a “culture of health” in the United States.  Read the article.

Big Data in Healthcare

Big Data in Healthcare

December 23, 2014
In the winter issue of HP Matter, CEO Rebecca Onie discusses the push to incorporate patients’ social needs into electronic medical records and the potential of Health Leads’ own Salesforce-based technology platform to impact the healthcare system.  Read the article.

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.