Rebecca Onie is a co-founder of Health Leads, a program that addresses the social and economic root causes of illness. Now operating in several major American cities, Health Leads is revolutionizing patient care by prescribing food and heat to low-income patients whose ailments derive from malnutrition and cold housing. In this inspiring oration, Onie describes her vision – a true health care system instead of a “sick care system.” getAbstract admires Onie’s singular plight to repair a broken system and recommends her story to anyone trying to change a rigid structure.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the US health care system focuses on medical intervention rather than illness prevention,
- How Health Leads addresses this deficiency, and
- How Health Leads envisions a true health care system.
About the Speaker
Rebecca Onie is a co-founder of Health Leads, a program that tackles the social and economic root causes of illness.