National Health Corps Florida Blog

May is Senior Service Month and Older Americans Month! NFHC member, Lizzie, shares her experience serving senior citizens in our community and how important her service is to seniors, society, and herself!
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In the spirit of Environmental Stewardship month during AmeriCorps' 20th Anniversary, several NFHC members spent a recent Saturday serving at the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Read this blog to get a member perspective about how this service-learning experience helped to put the park project into context.
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Imagine that you only have 30 seconds to tell your children how much you love them. What would you say? NFHC member, Britteny (the Healthy Start Projects & Care Coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Baker County), meets with incarcerated women, for whom this question is a reality. Through this blog, you can get a glimpse of the issues incarcerated women face when it comes to parenting and the steps Britteny is taking to address such concerns.
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Through her current service as a Patient Advocate, Erica sheds some light on the stigma surrounding homelessness and the difficulties faced by the homeless population in the Northeast Florida community. Her role may be to help patients get the medications they need to help manage their chronic diseases, but she understands that no matter how many patients she helps to get medication, this is only a small part of the services a person may need to not even overcome, but manage his or her situation.
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NFHC member, Han Lee, joined AmeriCorps to help be a solution to the issues faced by society when it comes to our healthcare system, but he wasn't expecting to create the bonds he has with some of his patients. Read his blog as Han shares an emotional story about an accidental opportunity that arose, which allowed him to connect further with a group of men he serves as well as grow personally and professionally.
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NFHC member, Katie Grand, reflects on her experience providing outreach to pregnant women in the Jacksonville community and how displaying flyers at local organizations, libraries, restaurants, and more helped increase the number of women's lives she is able to touch with her services. These women "want to have the healthiest baby that they possibly can," and Katie shares how she is helping to make that happen!
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Meet Sarah Clinton! She served as a Care Coordinator at the Medical Home for Homeless Children's Project during the 2007-2008 service term. Read how her experiences and opportunities with the NFHC not only shaped her career tradjectory and provided personal and professional development and perspectives, but also grow and learn more about herself from her fellow Corps members and the population she served!
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