The New York Times ran a fascinating feature this week on nonprofit health clinic Puentes de Salud, or “Bridges of Health,” which provides health care and social services to Philadelphia’s undocumented, uninsured and impoverished Latino immigrants—many of whom are ineligible for treatment elsewhere.
Puentes, which is comprised of a group of doctors, nurses and volunteer medical students, has treated about 3,300 patients since it opened in 2006. In addition to providing health services, the clinic works to address underlying issues such as poor nutrition, illiteracy and violence.
You can read the entire article here.
For more in the same vein, check out the “Mission Medicine” feature in the latest issue of PracticeLink Magazine. It highlights the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, Mercy Ships and Doctors Without Borders.
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