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The Future of Healthcare: High Schools Mapping Social Determinants of Health

Category: Health & Education

Los Angeles, United States
This is a "Flexible" funding project. The project owner will receive any funds raised by the deadline.
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  • $0PLEDGED OF $2,000 GOAL
  • DEADLINE 07.31.2013 00:00
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Perks for your contribution:

The "Future of Healthcare" project empowers high school students in low-income communities to become tomorrow's health leaders while helping today's healthcare professionals help patients with social needs.

Help us expand to 2 high schools in 2013! 

In our Fall 2012 pilot program, we worked with a free charter high school in South LA to educate 36 students with a service-learning curriculum and online geomapping technology. We successfully demonstrated how to:
  • Teach tomorrow's health leaders about the social determinants of health like housing, food security, and living wage jobs
  • Map nearly 230 community resources with a quality assurance process to ensure accuracy
  • Help local healthcare professionals better connect with the social services that patients need with a easy-to-use online database 

Who we are:
HealthBegins is a LA-based social enterprise founded by physicians to improve healthcare and the social determinants of health 

Our South LA partner is Health Services Academy High School, a free South LA public charter school that employs the theme of health care to provide students with rigorous college-preparatory instruction.  

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Neelam Sharma, Executive Director
Community Services Unlimited, Inc.


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