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What do you do at your site to encourage the development of healthy families? At Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center (FACE), I serve on the prevention team, and focus on HIV/AIDS. In order to encourage the development of healthy families, I am currently training to conduct Be Proud! Be Responsible! workshops, which are centered around HIV prevention for teens and young adults...
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America’s love of sugar is well documented and highly visible--just take a walk downtown and glance at the passersby or peer into our vending machines. Agribusiness, obesity and diabetes epidemics, high-fructose this, carb-heavy that. However, my Achilles heel isn’t another sip of sugary sweetness. I crave salt.
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What do you do at your site to provide high quality health care for those in need? The Birmingham Free Clinic offers an integrative approach to health care, making sure to take care of all aspects of our patient’s health. For instance, we offer different specialty clinics, including a vision clinic with Guerilla Eye Services and Mission Vision...
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Group service projects are an exciting aspect of our program because they facilitate member bonding and relationship building while simultaneously encouraging community engagement. In this blog post, member Sekela Mwantembe talks about the members' experience serving at Nationalities Service Center's Thanksgiving Dinner.
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What do you do at your site to lower health disparities for the community you serve? I serve as a care manager at the Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, which is a medical home that serves members of our community who face challenges of mental and behavioral health issues, homelessness, and drug addiction...
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As an AmeriCorps member with the Chicago Health Corps, I serve with the American Cancer Society at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Volunteer mobilization is a key part of my commitment to getting things done for America.
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