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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.

How Can We Fix Global Healthcare?

How Can We Fix Global Healthcare?

April 10, 2015
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President & CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey writes about her time working as a physician in poor urban areas where she treated patients who needed much more than medical care to be healthy.  She cites Health Leads as one of the ways we’re working to create a culture of health in the United States.  Read the article.

Health Care Systems Try to Cut Costs by Aiding the Poor and Troubled

Health Care Systems Try to Cut Costs by Aiding the Poor and Troubled

March 22, 2015
In order to improve care quality and reduce costs, a number of major health systems are now implementing programs that address patients’ social needs.  In the article, both Health Leads’ Kelly Hall and Kaiser Permanente’s John Vu talk about this new trend in healthcare.  Read the article.

When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

March 12, 2015
In this segment of NPR’s Morning Edition, Health Leads is featured for our work to transform the healthcare sector. Shadowing an Advocate and a patient at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC, NPR gives listeners an understanding of the real-life impact our program makes every day on families.  Listen to the segment.

What Shapes Health

What Shapes Health

March 3, 2015
In this webcast, Rebecca Onie and other healthcare experts discuss the factors that influence health and the role of the healthcare sector in addressing these issues.  This panel, hosted in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR, is part of The Forum, a health policy series at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Watch the full webcast.

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Not-For-Profit

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Not-For-Profit

February 9, 2015
Fast Company named the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) one of the top ten most innovative non-profits in the world for 2015.  Health Leads is highlighted as an organization funded by the Foundation that’s furthering its mission to create a “culture of health” in the United States.  Read the article.

Big Data in Healthcare

Big Data in Healthcare

December 23, 2014
In the winter issue of HP Matter, CEO Rebecca Onie discusses the push to incorporate patients’ social needs into electronic medical records and the potential of Health Leads’ own Salesforce-based technology platform to impact the healthcare system.  Read the article.

At Risk in America

At Risk in America

December 1, 2014
In an article discussing the negative impact poverty has on the lives of children, Health Leads is highlighted as a program that enables pediatricians to connect families to vital basic resources that improve health.  Read the full article.