NHC Philadelphia member, Chamara Fernando, serves as a Patient Advocate at one of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Ambulatory Health Services district health centers. Chamara tells us about his experience getting to know some of his patients beyond the applications he assists them with.
Vaughan Skinker writes about the many projects she's worked on during her time with CHANGE (Children’s Hospital Advisory Network for Growth and Empowerment) and 412 Youth Zone (one stop center for youth services located in downtown Pittsburgh).
"The National Health Corps not only prepared me for furthering my public health education, but challenged me to grow and develop skills in which I didn’t know I had, both in a professional and personal setting."
"When I reflect on my service term, it has been this ongoing mission to instill strength in our moms, partnered with the support of my mentors, which has helped me to discover my own strength as a woman and future health professional."