About Puentes de Salud
Puentes de Salud is founded on the principles of Social Determinants of Health and Social Justice. We believe that community health, wellness, and empowerment result from a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort to address the conditions in which we grow, learn, live, work, and age. These conditions influence an individual’s quality of life and the development of the community as a whole. Puentes de Salud aims to improve community and individual health and wellness not only by providing immediate services, but also by acknowledging and challenging embedded social inequalities and injustices.
Puentes de Salud works in partnership with community members, local public schools, universities, governmental institutions, and other nonprofit organizations to address the adverse structural, economic, and social conditions that profoundly affect the prosperity of this community. At Puentes de Salud we are challenging the idea that deep and long-standing inequalities are acceptable realities within our society. We are not only re-imagining but also fostering an environment in which our vision of equitable access to health care, education, and empowerment exists.
We again offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to both Esther Morales and Steve Larson for their years of dedicated service to Puentes. We remain indebted to Steve for continuing to share his time, talent, and vision as a member of the Board of Trustees and as an attending physician at the Puentes clinic.
We also offer our heartfelt thanks to Maestro Filmworks for their time and creation of the Puentes overview video below.