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May is Senior Service Month and Older Americans Month! NFHC member, Lizzie, shares her experience serving senior citizens in our community and how important her service is to seniors, society, and herself!
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Though there are many differences between health systems throughout the world, similarities also exist, such as using a community approach to provide comprehensive patient care. This AmeriCorps member compares her experience in an urban Peruvian city to her experience with the Chicago Health Corps.
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Was there a specific event/experience at your site that allowed you to directly and positively impact a patient's life through your service?Although the Birmingham Clinic is able to provide a multitude of services for our patients, we are still limited to a certain extent. For example, we had a hypertensive patient referred to our cardiology clinic and through a routine work up they discovered that he needed cardiothoracic surgery quite urgently. However, the physicians were unable to move forward since he was uninsured...
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When member Jenné Beausoleil interviewed for her position at Abbottsford Falls where her main role would encompass health insurance enrollment, she also expressed interest in maternal and child health and health education. In this blog post, Jenné reflects on the many opportunities she has received during her service to further explore these interests.
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What's your most favorite memory of the Pittsburgh Health Corps (PHC) thus far and why? My favorite memory of this year with the PHC was the exposure to service opportunities outside of my host site (UPMC Shadyside Health Center). For instance, I volunteered at an event with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for an event to raise hunger awareness...
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