We move health care upstream

What if you could help people get healthy and save money by addressing the social & environmental conditions that make them sick in the first place?

We equip health systems to systematically improve care by addressing patients' unmet social needs.

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Read how to increase the impact of every clinic

by treating the conditions that make people sick.

"Rishi Manchanda and his colleagues at HealthBegins have the right mindset: a deep respect for the tools, new and less so, we need to take care of the sick and to prevent unnecessary suffering; a knowledge of our health care system and its weaknesses and assets; an awareness of the importance of civic engagement in addressing upstream and downstream problems; a good sense of the human resources we might need, upstreamist clinicians among them, to transform American health care delivery."

Paul Farmer MD PhD
Co-Founder, Partners in Health

Read Paul Farmer's essay on "The Upstream Doctors""

WE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT SOCIAL DETERMINANTS INTERVENTIONS THAT SOLVE COMPLEX PROBLEMS IN HEALTHCARE AND POPULATION HEALTH.

WE PROVIDE TRAINING AND SUPPORT TO IMPROVE CARE AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH WITH WORKSHOPS AND AN ONLINE  LEARNING PLATFORM.

WE'VE MOBILIZED HUNDREDS OF CLINICIANS &  EXPERTS WHO SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR IMPROVING CARE,  SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH,  AND HEALTH EQUITY..

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"This book is fabulous..."

Thomas S. Bodenheimer MD  MPH, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, University of California at San Francisco

 

"offers a brilliant and incisive solution to the American health care conundrum..."

Brian Smedley PhD, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

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The Upstream Doctors," is available for download for $1.99 as an e-book on Kindle, Nook, or from the iBookstore.

To book a speaker or to share copies of the book with your students, residents, or colleagues, contact us with the "Learn More" form at the top of this page.

"...breaks a lot of new ground"

Fitzhugh Mullan, MD , George Washington University School of Medicine

 

 

"required reading for anyone interested in improving health in the United States, and beyond..."

Jane Schmitz PhD, University of Southern California

 

We equip healthcare professionals to design successful upstream solutions that improve health and lower costs.

 

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