Health Leads (formally known as Project HEALTH) is an organization that seeks to break the link between poverty and poor health. Though national in scope, Health Leads takes a local approach to finding innovative solutions to the health care crisis.
We mobilize college students to work in urban community clinics and provide low-income families in Baltimore with access to a wide variety of resources. Health Leads volunteers work closely with patients to navigate the resource landscape in order to address basic needs such as employment, housing, food, utilities, etc. We also work closely with doctors, nurses, lawyers, and social workers to provide patients with a holistic approach to health care that complements the care provided by health professionals in the clinical setting. UMBC, in partnership with St. Agnes Hospital, has launched a family-resource desk to connect families to community resources critical to their health, safety and economic survival. More information can be found at www.healthleadsusa.org and the following video by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Information sessions will be held:
April 29th at 1:00pm in PUP 107
Monday May 2nd at 2pm in PUP 107
Tuesday May 3rd at 4pm in PUP 107
To request a link to the online application system, email Mohsan Chaudhry at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Fall Application - UMBC” in the subject line and your first and last name in the email body.
The application is due by Friday, May 6th 2011 by 12am. Attendance at an information session in not mandatory for applying to Health Leads.
Please click the following link for a personalized application: Health Leads Summer 2011 Application
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.