Become a Beta User and You Could Win $125

Have you ever cared for a patient whose most pressing problem was substandard housing, hunger or unemployment, but you felt unsure how to help?  Join, a new online platform founded by NHSC alumni and ACU members. Connect with innovators, experts and colleagues and learn how your clinic can address patients’ social needs, while earning recognition and meaningful rewards!

In a special partnership with ACU, HealthBegins is offering ACU members early access to the beta site. Visit to sign-up to be a beta user. Sign-up by Monday, August 20th to be eligible for a special giveaway worth $125. (HealthBegins will donate $125 to a randomly selected winner to help pay a portion of his/her student loans — it may not be used to pay off the loan — or as an in-kind gift to a nonprofit of the winner’s choice.)
Many clinicians understand that health problems are linked to social issues. Yet four out of five physicians don’t feel equipped to address patients’ social needs. And health care systems often treat patients only to send them back to the conditions that make them sick. We can do better. is an online platform that transforms healthcare with the latest knowledge and tools to address the social determinants of health.

As an ACU member, you are invited to join the HealthBegins beta user team and share feedback, questions, or ideas. Members are already using the site to connect with other health professionals and with innovators and experts in population health. They’re learning about other clinics that have developed solutions to address patients’ health and social problems. As they learn, users earn points which they can redeem for rewards, like donations to local nonprofits, gift cards, or for paying off student loans. Sign up today!

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