Danielle Levinson

I joined the program because I want to be part of a team of AmeriCorps members dedicated to improving community health in diverse ways.

Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
 
Educational background: Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior from Wesleyan University
 
Host Site: Starting Point Behavioral Health
 
What is your title and role at your host site?
I will be serving as a Care Coordinator, screening individuals with a mental illness or substance use diagnosis for referral to Starting Point. I will also be following up on these individuals to ensure that they are receiving the proper support to access and pursue behavioral therapy.
 
Why did you join the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps Program?
I joined the program because I want to be part of a team of AmeriCorps members dedicated to improving community health in diverse ways. I want to meet a cohort of people who are concerned about local and national health issues, and who are determined to help reduce health disparities. I chose Florida to be close to my parents, who live near West Palm Beach, and to experience life on the other end of the state.
 
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service? 
I am hoping to build a supportive social network of mission-driven friends and colleagues. I am also hoping to gain exposure to current as well as obscure issues in behavioral health through the perspectives of my clients and colleagues. In general, I want to gain more exposure to medical settings so that I can enter my medical career with a sense of what to expect, as well as with a clearer idea of how I will be able to contribute to community health.
 
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I plan to take an additional gap year while finishing the medical school application process. I may continue serving with AmeriCorps in a different capacity or find a non-AmeriCorps job as a care coordinator. I’m open to any opportunity that comes my way.
 
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
I hope to be recently graduated from medical school and preparing for a residency in family medicine.
 
Home Town:
Delray Beach, FL
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