Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 (More) Days of #BIF7 - Day 18 - Rebecca Onie

Sometimes I wonder how anyone can muster the energy to work for change in our massive, bureaucratic, and sometimes sisyphean healthcare system. But then I hear people like Rebecca Onie speak, who helped found Health Leads, and I get inspired that you can reform from within.

Health Leads mobilizes volunteers in urban clinics to connect low-income patients with basic resources, including food, housing, and heating assistance. This works with a simple resource checklist: physicians can check food, housing, health insurance, job training, fuel assistance, or other resources their patients need. Health Leads volunteers then work to connect patients with key resources.

It's a classic case of shrinking change to a small and manageable scale.

Additional information:

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This is part of my 31 (More) Days of #BIF7 blog series.

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