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Violence is a topic that is very personal to me, and was common in the neighborhoods where I grew up. There is a familiar notion around the city that when the temperature rises, so does the gun violence. However, violence prevention is one of Healthy Chicago’s, a new city-wide initiative, top priorities. Its purpose is to engage the city in practical, goal-driven actions to result in a transformation of the health status of the city, essentially making Chicago the healthiest city in the nation. Read more of Melissa's post...
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Name: Stephen Veideman Position: Patient Advocate at Health Center 6 Degree: Biology Why did you join the health corps: To obtain a broader knowledge and deeper understanding of the nation’s healthcare system Favorite thing about Philly: The location and size of the city
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Name: Chelsea Safran Position: Patient Advocate at Health Center 5 Degree: Biochemistry Why did you join the health corps: To experience the problems in healthcare first hand and find ways to overcome them while directly interacting with patients Favorite thing about Philly: Rittenhouse square and public transportation
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Name: Claire Hartung Position: Community Health Outreach Associate, La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center Degree: French and Francophone Studies, Carleton College ‘11 Why did you join the health corps: As a future physician, I wanted to gain experience in public health while serving my community. Favorite thing about Philly: The music scene, and the food!
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According to the Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, “75% of women that die from breast cancer have not received regular mammograms.” Increasing the number of women that receive mammograms could lead to many more cured cases of breast cancer. Read on to learn how CHC Member Melissa Rothman addresses this issue through her service with Erie Family Health Center.
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A new Sexual Health Education Policy, that recently passed for Chicago Public Schools, will make Chicago home to the only comprehensive reproductive health program for K-12 graders in a district of its size. Read more about CHC Member Casey Strickler teaching reproductive health classes throughout her year of service with Erie Family Health Center.
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