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 Academic Health Centers Releases Social Determinants of Health Toolkit
In July, we wrote about an initiative of the Association of Academic Health Centers, Where Health Begins, an online toolkit containing resources and best practices for addressing the social determinants of health. The primary goal of this toolkit is to translate individual institutional successes into a coordinated, national effort to address non-medical contributors to health.
- New Health Leads Technology Featured by Salesforce
Last summer, Health Leads hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Salesforce Foundation, showcasing Health Leads Reach™ (formerly ClientConnect), the resource database and case management system we now use at desks across the country. This year alone, Health Leads Reach™ will save Advocates over 2,000 hours of data entry thanks to a streamlined intake process.
- JAMA Article Recommends Programs Like Health Leads
A Spring 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article recommends Health Leads as an “outside the box” multidisciplinary primary care program helping to addressing patients’ non-medical needs within the clinic.
- Rebecca Onie Reimagines Healthcare on Boston’s WGBH
In September, Rebecca appeared on WGBH’s Innovation Hub to talk about the changing healthcare system and the importance of preventative medicine. She urges us to rethink some of the most commonly-used tools in healthcare today, including the prescription pad and the waiting room.
- Our Top Five Takeaways from TEDMED 2013
In April, Health Leads was honored to participate in two strategic activities at the TEDMED conference: the Hive and the Great Challenges discussion series. In this post, we highlight our key learnings from TEDMED 2013.