Health Leads

Purpose Statement

Health Leads is a national nonprofit organization that works to align forces in healthcare systems to ensure that patients\x{e2}\x{80}\x{99} basic resource needs are met as a standard part of quality care. Health Leads Harvard runs programs that connect families visiting a primary clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital or other community health clinics with connections to resources--food, housing, childcare, job training, and more--to address the non-medical needs that impact their health. These programs achieve real results for families, while promoting a vision for a more effective, more just health care system for this country. By uniting the creative energy of undergraduates, the expert knowledge of health and legal professionals, and the first-hand experiences of families, Health Leads works to interrupt the well-established link between poverty and poor health.

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