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.
With our conference season kicking off next month, we predict we’ll see more conferences committed to shifting the health equity conversation beyond the “why” and delve more deeply into the “how.” Check out the conferences we’re tracking closely and attending this year!
Healthcare veteran Carmita Padilla takes on the role of chief program and sites officer. In her new position, Carmita will lead the organization’s diverse range of programs, services, and community partnerships to advance Health Leads' efforts to increase access to essential needs and improve the living conditions that benefit people’s health.
Can Hospitals and Clinics Spread Social Health Integration Faster and Better? Results of an 18-Month Collaborative Says They Can.
We set out to explore and understand how to both improve and spread these existing pilots – operationally and financially. Two years later, we’ve reached the end of the Collaborative to Advance Social Health Integration (CASHI), a community of 21 innovative primary care teams and community partners across the country committed to increasing the number of people who have the essential resources they need to be healthy.
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The CIE Summit brings together key 2-1-1, social, health, non-profit, research data, philanthropy, education, technology and government thought leaders from across the nation to engage in workshops and interactive discussions about bridging health and social service sectors to build strong and thriving communities. Plenaries and breakout sessions for the 3rd Annual CIE Summit will focus on care coordination innovations to address social determinants of health needs (housing, nutrition, employment, etc.) across populations, including families, women, children, low-income, veterans, etc. with the overall goal of advancing equity for all.