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Puentes de Salud relies on the diverse skills of over 200 volunteer staff who develop and implement our clinical, educational and research programs. Our comprehensive strategy for improving the health of the South Philadelphia Latino community draws on volunteers from many disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, psychology, law, education, urban design and visual arts. Click here to read about some of their experiences.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunites with Puentes de Salud, please e-mail us at volunteer@puentesdesalud.org.

 

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  • Puentes de Salud: A Clinic That Bridges, Curates and Empowers
     

    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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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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