March 28, 2013

Healthstyles airs on WBAI-NY 99.5 FM from 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM on 99.5 FM and streams live on the web at wbai.org. Tonight, Senior Fellow Liz Seegert joins co-host Barbara Glickstein to report on Health Leads, a social innovation model in health care.

A unique initiative at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island helps families in need with care that goes beyond physical health. Student Advocates from nearby Hofstra University work with a program called Health Leads to fill prescriptions for things like food, or child care. The Health Leads program has already proved successful in several other cities, but it’s the first time they are reaching out in suburbia.

Senior Fellow Liz Seegert spoke with Carmita Padilla, Executive Director of Health Leads New York, to learn more about what could become a new model of health care.