Rosario was concerned for her son, Michael, but she was having trouble finding resources to help as she communicated best in Spanish. Michael’s pediatrician connected Rosario with a Health Leads volunteer who was able talk with her in Spanish, just one of the many languages our volunteers speak. Read more of Rosario’s story below. “Por… Read More >

Complaints of poor housing conditions are one of the largest presenting needs at Harlem and Woodhull Hospitals. At Harlem Hospital, children with asthma are automatically referred to Health Leads through the electronic medical record. Given that Bronx County and East Harlem have the highest pediatric asthma hospitalization rates in the New York area, the work Health… Read More >

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Leslie Friday, writing for BU Today, profiles Shakeela Najjar’s summer volunteering with Health Leads atCodman Square Health Center in her article, “In Hospitals, Students to the Rescue.” Shakeela and other summer volunteers from both Boston University andHarvard University attended training before beginning their volunteer work in clinics around Boston.  They are supported in their daily work by Health Leads Program Managers, like Eliza Wilson at… Read More >

David Bornstein understands health care costs and the need to address social determinants of health in order to lower those costs in the future. In his second article on Health Leads, “Slashing the Price of Health with Common Sense”, he responds to reader comments from his previous column on Health Leads, “Treating the Cause, Not the Illness,” and… Read More >

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