Health Leads’ early success was driven by the energy and commitment of the college students who opened the first “Health Leads Desks”. Today, college students remain at the core of the program, serving as Health Leads Advocates. Their work on behalf of patients and their families demonstrates the kind of healthcare system they envision: one that addresses all patients’ basic resources as a standard part of quality care. Their staff, their board, their advisors and a growing community of alumni are committed to realizing this vision. Finally, their vision for change is only possible in partnership with the healthcare institutions that integrate their model into care delivery and the universities that provide a corps of committed college students.