Health happens in communities.
For over two decades, we’ve worked closely with hospitals and clinics to connect people to essential resources like food, housing and transportation alongside medical care. Today, we’re working both locally and nationally to break down systemic barriers to health.
Change takes a team effort.
We’ve been honored to work with and support many innovative and passionate organizations and individuals who work tirelessly for health equity in their communities — and we know there are many more. Learn more and join our Network of changemakers.
At a time when an increasing number of healthcare organizations are driving toward more equitable outcomes through community-led health improvement initiatives, it’s those with Expert Lived Experience whose voices are more important than ever. It’s time to see that value reflected on healthcare’s mainstages — and here’s how we get there.
Rainbow Connects extends University Hospitals’ commitment to meeting patient needs outside doctor’s office
Rainbow Connects is a reboot of the hospital system’s collaboration with Health Leads, a two-year pilot initiative launched at UH in 2016, which served two small patient groups to see if helping with basic necessities would impact their health and wellbeing. Rainbow Connects is now primarily serving families at well-child pediatric visits and participants in the hospital system’s CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care visits.
Impact of Social Needs Navigation on Utilization Among High Utilizers in a Large Integrated Health System: A Quasi-experimental Study
Health systems are increasingly interested in addressing the social determinants of health in their patient populations. The National Academy of Medicine has identified this as a vital direction for US health care.
At this year’s Root Cause Coalition’s National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health, Health ...
Health Leads will be presenting a session, “Community Health Workers: The Key to Creating System-level ...