National Health Corps Florida Blog

"We were fortunate enough to have caught up with former National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps member Megan Riggs. She served during the 2011-2012 program year at the Sulzbacher Center where she would later become an AmeriCorps Site Mentor and now holds a position managing the veteran’s outreach team."
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"They reminded me of an important lesson that can be applied to any aspect of life: support matters. Seeing these examples of support during my service has helped boost my own growth mindset, letting me know that challenges in life shouldn’t be seen as setbacks or insurmountable odds but rather just gains waiting to made."
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"In the six months that I have been a part of the National Health Corps Florida program and the NEFHSC, I have felt honored to have been able to be a listening ear and a resource for the families I have come in contact with."
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"Each service member of the National Health Corps Florida is assigned to a committee that is responsible for duties ranging from designing and organizing team building activities and outside service projects to promoting the Corps through social media and helping members with their professional development."
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"Several members of the have applied to medical and public health programs this cycle. In this second installment of the blog series, “Raising Healthcare’s Future” members of the National Health Corps - Florida (NHC-FL) provide insight into how their service experiences are shaping their experiences with patients, care providers, and the healthcare system."
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"Love is patient. Love is kind. Love doesn’t have to just be with a significant other. Love is our biggest line of defense against domestic violence. Love is stronger."
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Midway through each service term members of the National Health Corps - Florida conduct their annual retreat to reflect on the first half of their service terms and plan for the second half and beyond. This year’s event was held in St. Augustine, Florida, the scenic beach side city that holds the title of America’s oldest city.
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"As a first time disaster responder, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but I certainly wasn’t ready for the reality of the storms once we arrived to the Sunshine Acres Trailer Park (where most of the damage had taken place). Cars were overturned, trees were ripped out of the ground, and homes were destroyed. As I scanned my eyes over the rubble, I couldn’t help but wonder what went through the minds of the families that once lived here."
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