Welcome to Puentes de Salud
Puentes de Salud (Bridges of Health) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes the health and wellness of South Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino immigrant population through high-quality health care, innovative educational programs, and community building.
The Social Determinants of Health: Our Cornerstone
The foundation of Puentes de Salud rests on the belief that community health is not the sole domain of health care providers. Health and wellness result from a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort that focuses on addressing the conditions in which we grow, learn, live, work and age. These conditions influence an individual’s vulnerability to illness and its consequences. While providing health care to the South Philadelphia Latino community, Puentes de Salud also works in partnership with community members, local public schools, universities, governmental institutions and other nonprofit organizations to improve the adverse economic and social conditions that threaten the health of our vibrant, yet vulnerable community.