How & Where We Work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!