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"There are many barriers that prevent one from acquiring and using safe sex methods in order to prevent exposure to STDs. Acknowledging these barriers and addressing them appropriately, as I have continued to do in my position at the Allegheny County Health Department, is the best way to help prevent STDs as well as many other health disparities."
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"The phrase 'money isn’t everything' is usually evoked to deter greed and encourage more wholesome intentions. Its use and phrases like it, serve as a mantra for living a more fulfilling life. However, in the context of US healthcare and insurance coverage, money can and often is everything."
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"I frequently see the same medications over and over, and many of these are used to treat COPD. This is because COPD disproportionately affects individuals with lower socioeconomic status due to increased exposure to pollutants and lack of access to treatment and resources for healthy living."
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"In my own host site at Clay Behavioral Health, health education and social service navigation have been at the forefront among different methods of improving the quality of life of our patients through empowerment."
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