We connect patients to the basic resources they need to be healthy.

Seeking help for their child’s asthma, a family discloses their unsafe living conditions and limited food. A Health Leads Advocate connects them to resources.

We envision a different kind of healthcare.

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

Health Leads at Contra Costa Health

CEO Anna Roth discusses Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s partnership with Health Leads in California’s Bay Area.

We’re building the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Learn about Baltimore alumnus David Wang and his transformative experience with Health Leads.

We offer solutions for healthcare providers.

Health Leads is fully integrated with care delivery, improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction while lowering cost of care.

    A Different Kind of Healthcare

    Health Leads enables doctors and other healthcare providers to “prescribe” basic resources like food and heat just as they do medication. We recruit and train college students to “fill” these prescriptions by working side by side with patients to connect them with the basic resources they need to be healthy.

    Solutions for Providers

    Health Leads works with clinic partners to treat the non-medical factors that impact patients’ health.  By addressing basic resource needs like food and heat, Health Leads enables clinics to offer comprehensive care for their patients.  A fully integrated component of care delivery, Health Leads provides a complete picture of patients’ health, improving outcomes while lowering costs.

    Redesigning Healthcare to Include Social Needs

    Dr. Thomas Lee, internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and the chief medical officer of Press Ganey, discusses the need to redesign our healthcare system with patients’ social needs in mind.  Offering Health Leads as an example for how health systems are addressing the social determinants of health, he also highlights new financial incentives accelerating the conversations around these interventions.