Client // Puentes de Salud
Director // Amanda McDonnell
Prior to 2022, when Maestro nominated Puentes de Salud for our Conductor Project, we did not grasp the monumental challenge of providing life-saving health services for Philadelphia’s Latinx immigrant community. Some years back their work was showcased in a feature-length documentary but they lacked a current overview of what is offered via a concise format. Being documentary storytellers, our goal is to find untold stories, tell them in the people’s own voice, and give a platform to broadly reach viewers to evoke empathy. We are honored to have made our services available to bolster Puentes de Salud’s message.
People seek out Puentes for its medical clinic, but what separates them is how they address social determinants of health facing Latinx residents. Puentes de Salud translated to Bridges of Health, there’s no better way to summarize the organization that provides high-quality health care, innovative educational programs, and community-building regardless of one’s legal status.
This resourceful group of doctors, nurses, educators, and staff utilize every skill in their respective toolkits to provide one thing: the basic right of health care to a community unable to access traditional treatment in America.