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The Community Cure for Health Care

The Community Cure for Health Care

July 21, 2016
This report by The Bridgespan Group in Boston examines the experiences of Health Leads’ partners New York City Health + Hospitals and Kaiser Permanente Southern California to gleam insights on how to effectively screen for and address social needs across different geographies and diverse populations at scale. Read the full report. 

Social Risk Factors Can Be Addressed in Medicare: National Academies Report

Social Risk Factors Can Be Addressed in Medicare: National Academies Report

July 13, 2016
Our Social Needs Screening Toolkit is featured as part of a story about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report suggesting Medicare could incorporate social needs factors into its funding of senior care. Read more here.

New Toolkit Helps Medical Providers Screen for Unmet Social Needs

New Toolkit Helps Medical Providers Screen for Unmet Social Needs

July 13, 2016
Even if doctors could prescribe lifestyle improvements for their patients—a safer home or healthier food—instead of pills and shots, they might not know where to begin. Modern Healthcare highlights our Screening Toolkit. Read the full article here. 

Health Sector Revolution: Changing What Counts as Healthcare

Health Sector Revolution: Changing What Counts as Healthcare

June 28, 2016
Health Leads Founder and CEO Rebecca Onie’s guest post urges readers that–with the tools, leadership, and incentives in place–the time to transform the health sector so it actually delivers health, rather than simply treats or manages disease  is now. Read her post. 

Unmet Social Needs and the Importance of Addressing Them

Unmet Social Needs and the Importance of Addressing Them

June 22, 2016
Addressing the unmet social needs of patients requires additional investment on the part of the healthcare industry, but provides a tangible return on investment. At America’s Health Insurance Plans’ 2016 Institute & Expo, held June 15-17, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rocco Perla, president of Health Leads discussed the business case for addressing patients’ unmet social needs. Read a summary of his remarks. 

How One Health System Addressed 2,000 Patients’ Social Needs in 2 Years

How One Health System Addressed 2,000 Patients’ Social Needs in 2 Years

June 2, 2016
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center CEO Anna Roth details the organization’s unprecedented effort to make addressing social needs a standard part of healthcare. “The reality is people are suffering all around us,” Roth says in this piece. “I don’t see it as a challenge, but as a mandate for us to develop these new skills. It’s time and it’s overdue.” Read more about CCRMC’s partnership with Health Leads. 

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.