Connect2Health mobilizes student volunteers to link underserved patients with social services, and prepares students to be empathetic future health professionals who understand the importance of social determinants of health.
Improving patient care and ourselves
We work with health clinics and patients so the patient can get more complete care. Informing and empowering patients to meet their specific needs helps the patient get better control of their wellness, lessens the need for future medical services, and eases the strain many clinics and healthcare providers feel.
How we do this is as varied as the patients themselves. It's difficult to describe the scope of the services we provide because we are as flexible as the clinics and doctors need us to be. The best way to understand what we do is to hear from the people we work with.
Watch what clinicians say about us
A brief video that describes what Connect2Health does.
Impacting the community and our volunteers
Statistics that show the difference
Research has shown that patients with unmet social needs visit the ER more frequently. Addressing these needs in a healthcare setting may reduce recurrent emergency room visits and increase ER efficiency.
Our volunteer statistics from 2021 add up to more patients helped and subsequently less emergency room visits. This has an exponential impact—freeing up time that doctors can spend interacting with more patients, improving health outcomes of patients after discharge, and allowing future healthcare providers to gain the experience needed to better help patients in the future
5,985 Volunteer Hours
2,774 Patients and their families that received help from Connect2Health
23,066 Resource Referrals Created