Health Leads, a national non-profit organization, currently operates in six cities. Following successful partnerships with Harvard University and Boston University, Health Leads Boston initiated a partnership with UMass Boston in the Fall of 2012 to mobilize undergraduate students in addressing the social determinants of health for patients at Codman Square Health Center (CSHC). 16 undergraduates at UMass Boston were selected into the Health Leads program at CSHC, joining 17 students from Harvard and 4 students from BU. In 6 months, Health Leads at CSHC served 337 families, with students reporting positive experiences. Further expansion of Health Leads at UMB is planned with efforts focused on integrating the program on campus.
Ramos, Luciano; Williams, Sherrod; Wald, Adrienne; and Marino, Mark, "Mobilizing Undergraduates to Address the Social Determinants of Health in the Community: Year 1 of Health Leads at UMass Boston" (2013). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 130.