We are excited to announce that as part of our 2014 Annual Campaign, we’re teaming up with the Skoll Foundation to increase the impact of your support.  For the next six weeks, Health Leads is participating in the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a campaign hosted by the Foundation to help their Skoll Entrepreneur Award winners… Read More >

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For over 200 years, the New England Journal of Medicine has been one of the world’s most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals, and the leading source for information on the newest medical breakthroughs and health innovations. Earlier this month, the New England Journal of Medicine featured two articles and an accompanying podcast focused completely on the… Read More >

“Rethinking the Social History” The New England Journal of Medicine, October 8th, 2014 Social circumstances undeniably affect patients’ health.  This article highlights the need to teach students and physicians about these social determinants of health and equip them with the tools needed to effectively address them. “The Surprising Obamacare Experiment That Saved Taxpayers $24 Million… Read More >

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What happens when “following doctor’s orders” just isn’t possible? This is the question that Dr. Deborah Frank asked herself in 2001 – a question that resulted in the formation of Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Preventative Food Pantry. And over the last decade, this on-site resource center for patients in need of healthy food has grown… Read More >

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Should healthcare institutions be expected to pay attention to the social circumstances of their patients’ lives?  This is the question that Rebecca Onie and Kathryn Edin, sociologist and poverty researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, tackled in their keynote discussion, “The Quest for Care” at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health… Read More >

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