National Health Corps Chicago Blog

Violence is a topic that is very personal to me, and was common in the neighborhoods where I grew up. There is a familiar notion around the city that when the temperature rises, so does the gun violence. However, violence prevention is one of Healthy Chicago’s, a new city-wide initiative, top priorities. Its purpose is to engage the city in practical, goal-driven actions to result in a transformation of the health status of the city, essentially making Chicago the healthiest city in the nation. Read more of Melissa's post...
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According to the Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, “75% of women that die from breast cancer have not received regular mammograms.” Increasing the number of women that receive mammograms could lead to many more cured cases of breast cancer. Read on to learn how CHC Member Melissa Rothman addresses this issue through her service with Erie Family Health Center.
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A new Sexual Health Education Policy, that recently passed for Chicago Public Schools, will make Chicago home to the only comprehensive reproductive health program for K-12 graders in a district of its size. Read more about CHC Member Casey Strickler teaching reproductive health classes throughout her year of service with Erie Family Health Center.
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Did you know that May is Asthma Awareness Month? Read this wonderful story about CHC Member Thu Nguyen's experience with her asthma students during her year of service at Respiratory Health Association.
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While malaria was eliminated in the 1950’s here in the United States, it is a continuing public health and community development problem in other parts of the world. Read on to take CHC Member Marissa Baranowski's, who serves at Respiratory Health Association, quiz on malaria.
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