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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.

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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.

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Knowledge was meant to be shared.

Since 1996, we’ve learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t – and we’re happiest when we see organizations learning from each other. Take a tour of our favorite resources for putting knowledge into action.

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How we work is as important as what we do. Our values were created by our broader community of staff, partners, volunteers and patients, and help us keep our community strong.

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News

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.

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Events

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting

Health Leads will be presenting a session, “Community Health Workers: The Key to Creating System-level ...

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