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"In my day-to-day as the Violence Prevention Facilitator for Youth, “going upstream” means empowering youth to practice and promote healthy relationship behaviors and to challenge the social norms that perpetuate abusive behaviors."
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"Serving as a National Health Corps Florida member with Tobacco Free Jacksonville, surrounded by people who are passionate about lung health, has made me even more of an advocate for preventing lung cancer. "
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"Recently I asked our twenty-seven Members who were actively serving during Irma if there was anyone in particular who deserved a shout out. On behalf of all of us here are twenty-seven people, places, and things that we want to recognize for going above and beyond during a time of crisis."
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"Sorority girls, soldiers, retired businessmen, and National Health Corps members all serving together, not because we had to be there, but because we wanted to make a stranger’s day better by giving them a meal - and that is worth waking up early for on a Saturday."
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"Altogether, Jacksonville has quickly grown on me and like for my father, has become a second home. Since I love being active and going outdoors, Jacksonville has turned out to be a great city to satisfy my need for fresh air with beautiful parks, kayak-friendly rivers, and beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see."
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"Not only is it important for our corps to have a strong sense of unity, but a strong sense of responsibility. Through PSO, we learned about the wide range of public health issues the populations of Northeast Florida face, such as high infant mortality rates and prevalence of tobacco use. The health disparities in Jacksonville are not something that can be eliminated overnight, but are rather an issue we must slowly and deliberately address through our services."
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