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Kaiser Initiative Aims to Meet Social Needs of ‘Superusers’

Kaiser Initiative Aims to Meet Social Needs of ‘Superusers’

April 14, 2016
In this piece, Fierce Healthcare details Kaiser Permanente’s partnership with Health Leads and expansion of its “Total Health” wellness mission to address unmet social needs for disadvantaged patients in order to close the gaps in U.S. healthcare outcomes between rich and poor. Read the article. 

Hunger Sending Some Americans to the Hospital

Hunger Sending Some Americans to the Hospital

April 13, 2016
Health Leads President Rocco Perla comments on the “quiet revolution” among health care organizations seeking to address patients’ unmet social needs in this piece, also published by U.S. News & World Report, detailing a new study on the link between high rates of hospitalization and food insecurity at home. Learn more about the findings. 

 

Health Care That Targets Unmet Social Needs

Health Care That Targets Unmet Social Needs

April 13, 2016
Dr. Nirav Shah, COO of clinical partner Kaiser Permanente Southern California, outlines an innovative approach to addressing patients unmet social needs – a Health Leads call center that proactively reaches out to patients identified as being at the highest risk of becoming super-utilizers. Read about our work. 

How Small Groups Reach Millions

How Small Groups Reach Millions

April 4, 2016
April’s issue of The Chronicle details Health Leads’ expansion from our direct service model to providing hospitals and providers with the tools and expertise needed to deploy their own social needs programs. Find out more about scaling impact in the nonprofit sector. 

University Hospitals launches Health Leads to connect patients to food, other basic needs

University Hospitals launches Health Leads to connect patients to food, other basic needs

March 17, 2016
An article in Cleveland’s Plain Dealer spotlights our work with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies’ & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s Hospitals, where patients can now fill basic resource needs such as housing, transportation, food, and education. Read about our work. 

Accountable Health Communities and Expanding Our Definition of Healthcare

Accountable Health Communities and Expanding Our Definition of Healthcare

March 2, 2016
Health Leads’ Rebecca Onie and Rocco Perla explain how far we’ve come in addressing unmet social needs in light of the CMS AHC pilot program, and define how much further we still have to go to make it a standard of care. Read their powerful call to action.

 

Guest Commentary: Health Leads helps clinic deliver the care patients really need

Guest Commentary: Health Leads helps clinic deliver the care patients really need

December 4, 2015
Anna Roth, CEO of Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Centers, describes how working with Health Leads allows doctors in San Pablo, Cal. “to treat pocketbook concerns as the health-affecting problems they are.” Read more about our partnership.

Technology’s Role in Population Health

Technology’s Role in Population Health

November 30, 2015
As population health initiatives grow across the sector, technology is seen by many as the key to achieving real results on delivering better care to patients.  Health Leads’ Sara Standish is quoted in the article discussing Health Leads new work in this area. Read the full article.

 

Some Hospitals Boost Health by Preventing Violence

Some Hospitals Boost Health by Preventing Violence

August 24, 2015
An article in US News & World Report highlights how health systems are tackling community health in new and creative ways. Both Health Leads and one of our partners, Health & Hospitals Corporation, are mentioned for our collaborative work addressing patients’ social needs within the health system. Read the article.

Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise

Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise

May 1, 2015
Sally Osberg and Roger Martin of the Skoll Foundation outline the framework for how and why meaningful change happens in the world.  Health Leads is mentioned as an organization addressing a pressing social challenge with an alternative healthcare workforce.  Read the article.