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How & Where We Work

How do you work with all of those organizations?

Throughout our 20+ year history, we have always believed healthcare should be rooted in what communities need to be healthy – and that looks different depending on the makeup, challenges and assets of each area. We work at the intersection of healthcare organizations and communities to gain a deep understand of what people in any community need to be healthy, and bring key players together to co-design programs, measures and desired outcomes around those health needs. Then we take our learnings from those collaborations and share them broadly so that others can learn from that work.

I thought you primarily worked with volunteer college students, embedding them in health systems as a kind of “social health workforce?” Do you still operate those programs?

Yes, many of our partnerships with healthcare systems and clinics are supported by passionate and talented college student volunteers. Over the past several years, we’ve been advocating for and have seen more commitment from health systems to dedicate paid staff and full time employees to social health interventions. So today, we work with health systems to design the workforce that works for them and their communities – which could leverage volunteers, community health workers, case managers, etc. We’ve also packaged our 20+ years of experience training volunteer and paid staff into toolkits and consulting services.

I’m interested in the volunteer desk model. How can my hospital/clinic start our own?

That’s great! We can refer you to our tools and services, plus we’re working on a Volunteer Desk Model informational package that will guide you on your journey. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when it publishes.

In what states and communities do you work? Where are your offices located?

We work across the U.S. in rural, suburban and urban geographies, and we’re always interested to learn how we can help with health challenges in any area. Contact us to learn more about our work in your area.

Our national headquarters are located in Boston, Mass., but Health Leads staff and programs are spread across across the United States.

I currently do not have funding. How can Health Leads support our efforts?

We’re proud to offer a number of free resources and tools for you to use, wherever you are on your social needs journey! Our most popular resources include:

See all of our free resources and toolkits or visit our Resource Library. From our social needs roadmap, to our screening toolkit to our resource library, we have a wealth of free tools for you to use, wherever you are on your social needs journey.

My organization is interested in working with you! Where do I start?

We’re proud to partner with a range of different groups that share our our vision of health, dignity and well-being for every person in every community.

Whether you’re a hospital, clinic, health system, public health department, community-based organization or a technology vendor, we’d love to talk with you about how we can collaborate. Contact us and we’ll set up a time to talk!

Media & Events

How can I schedule an interview with someone from Health Leads or one of your partners?

Thanks for your interest! We’d love to speak with you. Please share your contact information here and we’ll get back to you ASAP about for details about the opportunity.

Can I or my organization write a guest piece for the Health Leads blog?

We’d love to learn more about the content you’d like to contribute. Please share your contact information here and a member of our team will reach out to you ASAP for more detail about the opportunity here.

How can I reach Health Leads regarding a speaking role at our upcoming event/conference?

We have a deep bench of enthusiastic and skilled presenters! Please share your contact information here and we’ll get back to you ASAP for additional details about the opportunity.

I’d like to get in touch with Rebecca Onie and/or Rocco Perla. Can you help?

Health Leads Founder Rebecca Onie and President Emeritus Rocco Perla recently launched a sister initiative focused on public policies that drive health and well-being in the United States. Please contact us with the relevant details of your inquiry, and we’ll put you in touch.

Tools & Resources

What kinds of services do you offer?

We offer consulting, technology and learning solutions, as well as a range of free resources. To learn more details about the services and tools we provide, please visit our What We Do section. If you have other questions, please contact us.

I am a patient looking for food, heat, housing or other resources in my area. How can you help?

We’d love to help if we can. Please contact us at info@healthleadsusa.org with your current location and resource need, and we will pass on your request to our team of advocates in the area closest to you.

Can we use/adapt information from the Screening Toolkit and other tools?

Health Leads’ Screening Toolkit and resources are licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license, which means you can freely share and adapt the tool however you like. All we ask is you:

  • include attribution to Health Leads
  • if you modify the tool, that you distribute the modifications under the same licensing structure
  • let us know how it’s working for you/provide feedback

Full details on the Creative Commons license are available here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

I have a recommendation for a resource I’d love you to create! How can I suggest a resource?

We love getting recommendations on knowledge gaps that we might be able to fill! Please submit a here.

Volunteering & Internships

I’m interested in volunteering with Health Leads. What kinds of opportunities do you have for interested volunteers?

We wish we could accommodate every interested volunteer! For now, volunteer opportunities are limited to hospitals, health centers or clinics associated with one of our university partnerships. Please see our list of partner universities on the Advocates & Alumni to see if yours is on the list and apply to be an Advocate.

I’m interested in becoming an Advocate! How do I do that?

First, check and see if your university has a partnership with Health Leads on our Advocates & Alumni page. Once you confirm that your university offers a partnership, visit our Career Portal and submit an application for the open position.

If your university is not on the list, ask about our fellows program to see if a summer internship might work for you via the Contact Us form.

I’m interested in interning at Health Leads. What kinds of opportunities do you have for potential interns?

We have a really great summer fellowship program based out of our Boston office! You can apply to work with a particular department based on the skills you’re looking to develop. Contact us for more information!

Our other volunteer opportunities are limited to hospitals or health centers with a university partnership. Please see our list of partner universities on the Advocates & Alumni page to see if yours is on the list.

I don’t see my school as an option for the Advocate application. Can I still volunteer with Health Leads?

We wish we could accommodate every interested volunteer or Advocate! Advocate opportunities are limited to hospitals, health centers or clinics associated with one of our university partnerships. In the meantime, stay up to date on new partnerships and opportunities by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and subscribing to our newsletter.