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

PBS Documentary: Are Inequalities Making Us Sick?

Part of the PBS series "Unnatural Causes" features Dr. Steve Larson and Puentes de Salud at the Mexican Independence Day Festival see www.unnaturalcauses.org for more information about the campaign and discussions on health inequalities taking place around the country