Mission Statement/ Nuestra Mision

--Sin Puentes, todos seríamos 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

Latina Community Health Services

We are very excited to announce a NEW program for Latina women's health-

Latina Community Health Services (Servicios de la salud a la mujer Latina).

This program complements the care offered at Puentes de Salud by providing ob/gyn care for Latina women, including family planning and HIV/STD testing services.

LCHS is located at 700 Spruce St.

To make an appointment or find out more information contact Rebecca Bixby, nurse coordinator, at rebeccabixby@gmail.com, or call 215-829-7353.

Mexican Independence Fesitval at Penns Landing!

Come out this week to Penn's Landing for the Mexican Independence Festival at the Great Plaza. http://www.gophila.com/C/Philly_Favorites/380/U/PECO_Multicultural_Series_at_Penns_Landing/2001.html

Puentes de Salud and the Mano a mano cervical cancer prevention program promotoras will be there, as well as a host of other Mexican and Latino organizations, artists, musical groups, and vendors. The event begins at 12 noon and continues until 8pm! ¡Nos vemos alli!

We will also need VOLUNTEERS on Sunday for:
1) Set-up or clean-up: 11am-12pm or 4-5pm time slots
2) Blood pressure/ blood glucose screening: 12-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4
3) Outreach/ education (passing out flyers, Puentes' information, etc): all day

please email puentes.de.salud@gmail.com to help out or volunteer with any of the above activities! Thanks for your participation/ ¡te agradecemos tu participación!