Health Leads

Public Health

At A Glance

Headquarters: Boston, MA

Year Founded: 1996

Website: healthleadsusa.org

Mission:

Health Leads’ mission is to catalyze this healthcare system by connecting patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy, and in doing so, build leaders with the conviction and ability to champion quality care for all patients.

About Health Leads

Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.

In clinics where Health Leads operates, doctors can “prescribe” basic resources such as food and heating assistance for their low income patients, just as they do medication. Patients then take their prescriptions to the clinic waiting room, where Health Leads’ corps of college volunteers work side-by-side with patients to connect them to the resources they need to be healthy.