Our technology services improve health systems and the social determinants of health
Smart medicine starts upstream
Looking for Resources to Help Patients in Need? Meet HB-Mapper
HB-Mapper is an easy-to-use, web platform that allows clinics to find and share information with patients on available social services and resources in their communities. We work with community partners, including high school students, to research and add local resources to the HB-Mapper database while learning about an upstream approach to healthcare. We call this model 'HealthDetailing 2.0'. Want to learn more? Want HB-Mapper for your clinic? Sign up today and let us know!
Join the only social network built to bridge the gap between healthcare and public health
Ever have a question while caring for a patient with social needs? Want to learn more about social determinants of health interventions? Now you can get answers and share ideas with a community of experts and colleagues - in medicine, public health, law, and social work - who share your interest. Sign up today! It's free
Need Funds for a Health Project? Check out HBFunder.org
Getting important health projects off the ground is hard. We built a crowdfunding platform to help community clinics and nonprofits raise funds for projects that address patients' social needs and improve social determinants of health. Unlike other crowdfunding sites, we reinvest a portion of net proceeds back into successful nonprofits, especially clinic-community partnerships that are improving health where it begins.
An Online WorkPlan for Social Determinants of Health
We know how to redesign healthcare to better care for patients and communities with complex social needs. We distilled that expertise into a simple cloud-based workplan to help clinics and community groups develop and improve interventions that tackle social determinants of health. Want to join our beta? Sign up today!
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Backed by successful real-world expertise and a commitment to helping vulnerable populations, our training and consulting services improve care and social determinants of health for patients in need.
HealthBegins offers a range of solutions to help healthcare systems deliver more effective, efficient care with a proven track record and innovative strategies to address the social and environmental conditions that make people sick.
We help organizations dramatically improve care and the social determinants of health for populations with complex medical and social needs.
Our exceptional team of specialists in medicine and public health started HealthBegins to help organizations like yours successfully bridge the gap between healthcare and the social determinants of health in order to improve services, outcomes and value for patients.
Sign up today! Then email rishi [at] healthbegins.org
Our leadership team has deep expertise at the intersection of healthcare and public health and strives to set the standard for impact, innovation, accountability, and equity in health.
Rishi Manchanda MD MPH
President & Founder
Laura Gottlieb MD MPH
Director of Research
Ricky Choi MD MPH
Director of Outreach
Linda Sharp MD
Smart medicine starts upstream
We are a think-and-do tank powered by a growing community of innovators committed to improving healthcare's ability to address the social determinants of health.
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"Rishi Manchanda and his colleagues at HealthBegins have the right mindset: a deep respect for the tools, new and less so, we need to take care of the sick and to prevent unnecessary suffering; a knowledge of our health care system and its weaknesses and assets; an awareness of the importance of civic engagement in addressing upstream and downstream problems; a good sense of the human resources we might need, upstreamist clinicians among them, to transform American health care delivery." - Paul Farmer MD PhD (click to read more of Paul Farmer's essay on "The Upstream Doctors")