Healthcare delivery that is based on a human rights approach can be more effective when it includes services that address social and economic determinants of health. At PIH-supported sites, we bring these services together in POSER, programs on social and economic rights. The unit presents these programs that provide or supplement patients and their families who are most in need—through providing education, housing, food, clean water, job training, and/or other special services or training opportunities. They are designed to respond to the needs of the communities we serve, and to help overcome the barriers that undermine healthy lives.


  1.     Why POSER?
  2.     POSER program components
  3.     Planning the program
  4.     Selecting and tracking patients
  5.     Staffing and funding the program