Giving Compass’ Take:
· This Getting Smart podcast tells the story of Josh Golomb and Hazel Health to emphasize the importance of improving access to healthcare at school to reduce absenteeism.
· What are some factors that contribute to chronic absenteeism in students? How can schools improve other resources for chronically absent students?
As a first-generation college student, Josh Golomb was planning on medical school. After college, he ran an AmeriCorp sponsored program at a medical school for high schools students.
His grandmother, who came from Mexico, raised nine children. She instilled an ethic of service in the family.
In 2004, Josh co-founded a business focused on kidney disease and gained experience with building a patient-centric model.
In 2013, he took over leadership of home care provider Paladina Health, another opportunity to improve access to care through a patient-centric approach. One challenge was helping seniors change 40 or 50 years of bad health habits. Josh wanted to start earlier in life.
Read the full article about improving access to healthcare at school at Getting Smart.
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