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Hannah Nelson is a Nutrition Educator for Adults and Families at the Greater pittsburgh Community Food Bank, who is working to impact 11 counties through food demonstration of healthy eating, cooking, and nutrition information. At her site, she is taking the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done” and applying it through her service and with those around her.
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"Miguel looked at us with so much appreciation in his eyes and kept saying, “You ladies are my angels. Do you use your angel wings to fly home at night? I really can’t even begin to thank you enough for everything you are doing!”
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"I am very proud to have the experience to serve at a host site like Barnabas as their National Health Corps AmeriCorps member. This service experience truly motivates me even more to pursue medicine so I can better serve those that need it most."
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It’s the season of giving, and while Florida may be deciding not to participate in the traditional weather associated with this time of year, it feels just like the North Pole around here at the Sulzbacher Center.
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"Over the course of orientation, I learned a lot about my fellow National Health Corps members and the National Health Corps Florida Program. The team building activities we participated in gave us the opportunity to share things that we wouldn’t normally share with friends, let alone a group of strangers."
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Himani Jadeja is a Disease Surveillance Specialist at the Allegheny County Health Department serving as a prime investigator of hepatitis C in the county by collecting various risk factor information and educating patients of the available resources.
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NHC Chicago member Katarina Alajbegovic discusses what her time with the National Health Corps has taught her about the value of making informed decisions about healthcare.
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"Hearing personal stories from patients and seeing how health insurance influence their lives make me realize how important it is for me to try my best to actively spur and smooth their decision to pursue insurance." - Jenny Park, Insurance Specialist at Health Center 6
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Justine Fuga, an Outreach Coordinator at fitUnited, talks about her experience as a molecular biology student and how her NHC position allows her to look at health from a different perspective.
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