HBO Documentary Premiere September 25th: Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

In this stirring documentary, director Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, 2013; The Notorious Mr. Bout, 2014) tells the story of Puentes de Salud, a volunteer-run clinic that provides free medical care to undocumented immigrants in South Philadelphia. Clínica de Migrantes follows the workers and patients of Puentes through months of routine care and growth.…

Leading the Future of Community Health

Independence Blue Cross Journal of Change Vol 6. Issue 1. By: Steven Larson, MD Executive Director, Puentes de Salud I consider Esther Morales a close friend and colleague with whom I have had the great opportunity to work alongside and mentor. She is currently the managing director of Puentes de Salud and has been tasked…

We are hiring! Puentes Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Puentes Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Supported in part by a grant from the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation IBC Foundation Nurse Practitioner Resident   Description We seek a highly motivated new-to-practice Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to become the next IBC Foundation Nurse Practitioner resident at Puentes de Salud. The residency is a 12 month full-time,…

Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrants

 In this heart-warming piece for The New York Times, Jon Hurdle tells the human stories behind Puentes de Salud, highlighting the organization’s commitment to the strength and survival of South Philadelphia’s Latino community. Hurdle dives into the tangled bureaucracy that Puentes patients – many of whom are undocumented – had to navigate in order to…

Penn Seniors launch a tutoring program for ‘often overlooked’ Latino high school students

  Three of Puentes de Salud’s superstar education interns – Alexa Salas, Camilo Toro, and Yaneli Arizmendi – were recently awarded the 2017 University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize for Lanzado Líderes (Launching Leaders), a program they developed to partner with Puentes and expand our educational offerings to include curriculum specifically designed for adolescent students.…

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

From treating a 17-year-old gunshot victim in a South Philadelphia emergency room to forging a new kind of healthcare for the Latino community, Social Innovations Journal charts Dr. Steven Larson’s journey through opening, operating, and expanding Puentes de Salud. With a full roster of educational, clinical, and social programs, Puentes de Salud advocates an interdisciplinary…