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Health Leads

Health Leads

211 E. Lombard Street, Suite 330
Baltimore MD 21202
PHONE: 443-990-1892
CONTACT:  Liz Winters
EMAIL: lwinters@healthleadsusa.org   
WEBSITE: www.healthleadsusa.org/    

Function of Organization:

Health Leads is a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. For 20 years, Health Leads has worked with leading healthcare organizations to tackle social co-morbidities by connecting patients to the community-based resources they need to be healthy – from food to transportation to healthcare benefits. Health Leads is committed to leveraging its tools, expertise and direct services to change what “counts” as healthcare – and accelerate the leadership, best practices, incentives and research required to improve the health and well-being of patients.. 

Participation Opportunities:

Health Leads operates from three clinics within the Johns Hopkins system in Baltimore:

Volunteers at these sites help patients with a range of services, from accessing health insurance and SNAP benefits, to finding legal services and commodities, such as cribs and clothing.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with patients in a hospital setting, gain knowledge of the health care landscape and work with an interdisciplinary team of students.

Bloomberg School of Public Health students can participate at our clinics in the following ways:

Volunteer (weekly shift; year round)

o   3-hour weekly shift

o   Bi-weekly Professional Development Training

o   Follow up support sessions with Program Manager, as needed

o   Applications are typically open in March/April and October/November for volunteer spots

Summer Fellows (paid)

o   20 hours/week during the Undergraduate Summer Break

o   Bi-weekly Professional Development

o   Research/Clinic-based project

o   Applications are typically open in March/April