National Health Corps Florida Blog

"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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"In October, the members of National Health Corps Florida welcomed Dustin Arceneaux as our new Program Director. It’s been several months since he’s stepped into the shoes left by former director Jennifer Larramore, so we decided to check in with Mr. Arceneaux and see how he is liking the new position."
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"Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy demonstrates the impact a single voice for justice can have in the lives of all that follow in their footsteps. We feel incredibly inspired to carry that legacy forward with our shared voices."
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"As a NHC Florida AmeriCorps member, I hope to reinforce these same ideas and values with every client I serve -- to provide them with motivation to return to school/work, to push them to follow through with helpful decision making strategies, and to assist them with securing both physical and mental health support."
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"We opened the day with a simple but powerful demonstration. As our workshop leader explained that approximately 1 in 5 children have mental health conditions that have a severe impact on their everyday life"
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