Selected Reading List

Selected Readings & Links

Recommended Readings

We are assembling an online library of readings on Latino health, immigration, health reform, the social deteminants of health and other topics that have informed our work at Puentes de Salud. Please check back soon for a link to our library.

Useful Links

The following links offer useful data about Latino health and the changing demographics of Latinos in the United States. We hope this information helps put Puentes de Salud’s work into a larger context.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)

Kaiser Family Foundation, Minority Health

The Commonwealth Fund, Heath Care Disparities

Pew Hispanic Center

U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanic Population of the United States


Recent News

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    When discussing the beginnings of Puentes de Salud (Bridges to Health), Dr. Steven Larson, an emergency physician at the University of Pennsylvania, tells the story of treating a 17-year-old gunshot victim in his emergency room. Operating in a community with so many underserved individuals, he wondered what had systematically gone wrong to produce such an outcome. More importantly, what could he, as a medical professional, do to solve these problems?

  • What if you were able to cure a disease before someone even caught it? Now imagine doing that on a larger scale -- for an entire community of people who lack access to medical resources, including basic supplies like bandages for even the most minor of injuries. What would health care look like if you could eliminate the problem at its source?

  • Puentes de Salud is the 2015 winner of the Hispanic Choice Awards Community Advocate of the Year!

    Thank you to all of our nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and all volunteers and staff for the amazing work you do. Thank you to the community for your trust and commitment. Thank you to all of our supporters for believing in our cause. We dedicate this award to all documented and undocumented immigrants who are fighting for basic human rights.




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