Mission Statement/ Nuestra Mision

--Sin Puentes, todos serĂ­amos islas--

To promote the well-being of Philadelphia’s Latinos through low-cost, high-quality health care, community development, and innovative education programs which reflect evolving partnerships among individuals, community organizations, and academic institutions.



1) To develop a sustainable, long-term strategy for health promotion and disease prevention
2) To provide medical services targeting the acute and chronic health needs of the population
3) To create a research partnership between the university and community that will guide best practices for the care of Latino patients both locally and nationally

Guiding Principles
1) Working collaboratively with communities and stakeholders
2) Addressing social determinants of health
3) Operating in multidisciplinary professional teams

Cervical Cancer Prevention Study

Puentes de Salud, through an NIH-funded grant, will be conducting a cervical cancer prevention study this summer, "Mano a mano: mujeres luchando". We will need assistance with field enrollment, data entry, and childcare during workshop sessions. If you are interested in participating, or for more details, contact Matthew O'Brien mattobrien2@uphs.upenn.edu or Rebecca Bixby rebeccabixby@gmail.com, or call 215-490-6700.
See also the video below "HPV: The Silent Virus", also available on YouTube.