As we kick off 2014, we been reflecting on some important 2013 wins, both at Health Leads and in the national conversations on the social determinants of health.  In this post, we’ve compiled the three most-read posts on our blog in 2013…and two more of our favorites in case you missed them. Enjoy! Association of… Read More >

Filed Under: Media Coverage, News

This week, 2,500 leaders have gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to discuss the most pressing challenges facing the world in 2014. Health Leads CEO and co-founder Rebecca Onie, attending as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, as well as a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, will… Read More >

Filed Under: News, Recognition

Earlier this week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America released a new report with recommendations for improving the health of our nation.  The report categorizes these recommendations into three areas of focus: Invest in early childhood development.  We must emphasize and invest in quality early childhood programs and ensure that… Read More >

In her recent NY Times article, Study Ties Diabetic Crises to Dip in Food Budgets, healthcare reporter Sabrina Tavernise highlights new research showing that low-income people with diabetes are significantly more likely to go to the hospital for dangerously low blood sugar toward the end of the month when food budgets may be tight than… Read More >

Filed Under: New York, News

What do asthma and where you live have in common?  Turns out a lot more than you may think.  A recent NBC News initiative uncovers the link between asthma and inadequate living conditions, revealing significantly higher rates of asthma in children living in poorer neighborhoods. Not long ago scientists noticed a link between poverty and… Read More >

Filed Under: News