The Philadelphia Inquirer-Immigrants Breaking Down Taboos

Breaking Down Taboos in Women’s Health From the African Family Health Organization in West Philadelphia to Cambodian American Girls Empowering, Aneri Pattani explores the wide range of local initiatives designed to destigmatize immigrant women’s health in this piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Chief among them is Puentes de Salud’s groundbreaking style of culturally-responsive healthcare. Photo: Philadelphia…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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For Latinos in South Philly, Clinic Is A Bridge To Health And Much More

For Latinos in South Philly, clinic is a bridge to health and much more In this piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Paul Jablow goes behind-the-scenes at Puentes de Salud to see how the organization is weathering the storm of a new administration. “It’s important that we not make assumptions,” says Puentes de Salud executive director…

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Puentes Launches Pioneering Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Puentes de Salud launches pioneering nurse practitioner residency program in partnership with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation As the number of patients seeking primary care grows steadily, Nurse Practitioners are beginning to play an integral role in clinical care. In 2016, Puentes de Salud and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation joined forces to launch the…

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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…

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