Karen Stone is a 2010 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She served as a Health Leads Advocate for three years in Baltimore and is currently the Director of Performance Improvement at HealthCare Access Maryland, Inc.  Recently, Karen shared with us the impact her time as an Advocate had on her career path… Read More >

Filed Under: Alumni, Baltimore

The Importance of Place

It’s widely understood that where we live impacts our quality of life – from access to good schools and healthy food to safe places for children to play outdoors. In a recent broadcast on WYPR, Baltimore’s National Public Radio station, Midday’s Dan Rodricks looks at Moving to Opportunity, a program started by the Department of… Read More >

Filed Under: Baltimore, Industry News

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 >

Filed Under: Baltimore, Event, Video

An article, “Use of Colocated Multidisciplinary Services to Address Family Psychosocial Needs at an Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinic,” recently published in Clinical Pediatrics looks at several multidisciplinary services, including Health Leads, available at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s Harriet Lane Clinic (HLC) and their effects on patient satisfaction and care utilization. Over a period of… Read More >

David Wang served as an Advocate at the Harriet Lane Clinic in Baltimore for the past four years. This past May, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University and will be pursuing a dual MD/MPH degree at Harvard Medical School in the fall. David recently shared his Health Leads experience with us. I attended a Health… Read More >

Filed Under: Alumni, Baltimore