National Health Corps Florida Blog

"The week began at Jacksonville City Hall with the AIDS Memorial Quilt Ceremony. My fellow National Health Corps AmeriCorps Member, Rob, and I joined River Region’s Executive Leadership in celebrating the lives taken by AIDS-related illnesses in the Jacksonville area"
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"The end results aren’t just meant for immediate use- what people gain from this experience is meant to stay with them throughout their life. That is why I am able to take what I have learned and use it as I get ready to enter my career. "
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"I frequently see the same medications over and over, and many of these are used to treat COPD. This is because COPD disproportionately affects individuals with lower socioeconomic status due to increased exposure to pollutants and lack of access to treatment and resources for healthy living."
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"In my own host site at Clay Behavioral Health, health education and social service navigation have been at the forefront among different methods of improving the quality of life of our patients through empowerment."
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"I’ve learned more from just talking to clients about their past and experiences than I could have ever learned in a classroom. I became a helper and a supporter rather than an authority figure, sharing information with people and being receptive to things they knew more about than I did."
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