Krista is a 2012 graduate of the University of Chicago.  She currently works as a Care Coordinator at the IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic at one of Health Leads’ clinical partners, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.  As a Care Coordinator, she provides short-term case management for children with a history of poorly controlled asthma. … Read More >

Filed Under: Alumni, Chicago

As we look back on the first half of the year, Health Leads is celebrating what we have accomplished and excited to continue our work to catalyze the healthcare system.  Earlier this year, Health Leads opened two new desks: one at Chicago Family Health Center’s Chicago Lawn location and the other at Nassau University Medical… Read More >

Filed Under: Chicago, New York, Successes

With Health Leads, healthcare providers are able to treat the underlying conditions that influence an individual’s health, such as access to food and shelter.  Known as “social determinants of health,” they are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, including the health system.” Kohar Jones,… Read More >

Starting Over in Chicago

On a cold day in December, Mr. and Mrs. Clark, along with their five children left their home state of Wisconsin and moved in with family in Chicago. Living with relatives would be temporary, but the move was permanent: The Clarks no longer felt safe in their home town because one of their teenage sons… Read More >