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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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In the spirit of Environmental Stewardship month during AmeriCorps' 20th Anniversary, several NFHC members spent a recent Saturday serving at the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Read this blog to get a member perspective about how this service-learning experience helped to put the park project into context.
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I have to admit that sexual health and its impact is not a hot topic at the American Cancer Society, my host site. It is also not a part of my colon cancer screening education presentation that I do as a health educator. Nonetheless, I realize that sexual health and its impact has a tremendous effect on how we live our lives.
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As one of 14 PHC members serving in the City of Philadelphia Public Health Centers, member Belinda Lao's duties as a Patient Advocate are similar to other members who serve in patient navigation and Patient Assistance Program enrollment. What makes her host site unique, Belinda says, is the phenomenal and dedicated staff with whom she gets to serve at Health Center #2.
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How has your experience with the Pittsburgh Health Corps (PHC) thus far helped you with your future aspirations? Having joined the PHC and accepting a position at my host site, Global Links, I have been given the opportunity to not only understand why improvement of public health is both necessary and important, but have also been given the opportunity to explore the realm of environmental stewardship and conservation, which is the second mission here at Global Links...
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