Area Research Health

Poor health can have a devastating impact on one’s ability to earn a living wage and lead a full life. Improving health status from fair or poor to very good or excellent would increase both work effort and annual earnings by 15% to 20%.

By working with hospitals, health care providers, and local non-profits, LEO evaluates programs that improve health outcomes such as use of emergency care, hospital admissions, and mortality.

Featured projects include the Nightingale Respite Center, a temporary respite program that provides bed rest and recuperation to homeless individuals discharged from hospitals.

Health Projects

Displaying 5 projects
Project Name Project Stage Partner Name
Alaska Medical Respite In Progress Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Regional Hospital, Catholic Social Services of Alaska, Providence Alaska Medical Center
Community-Based Care Transitions Program Completed Catholic Charities Chicago, Franciscan St. James Health, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Metro South Medical Center
Homelessness Prevention Call Center - Health In Progress All Chicago, Catholic Charities Chicago
Nightingale Respite Program In Progress Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
WIC Food and Nutrition Centers Completed Catholic Charities Chicago