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How do you see your service experience this year shaping your future? During my service year thus far, I've had the opportunity to learn about and inform others about diabetes. Through this, it has been revealed to me how nutrition and lifestyle are central to chronic disease conditions. In the future, I hope to work in a clinical setting where I can implement nutrition intervention for preventative care...
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What do you do at your site to address the issue of food insecurity? I help to address the issue of food insecurity each day at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The pantry serves nearly 600 households in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood each month by providing them with supplemental or emergency food, as well as social services and support...
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NFHC member, Maddy Spahr, discusses her role in addressing infant mortality in Jacksonville. In this blog, Maddy also shares how her role as an AmeriCorps member is expanding the capacity of the Healthy Start program and highlights some crucial organizational partnerships that help make the Healthy Start program a success for pregnant women. Read about the impact Maddy is having in our community!
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What do you do at your site to improve the health and lives of people in developing countries? I serve at Global Links, an organization that collects sterile, usable medical waste—that would otherwise go into a landfill—from Pittsburgh area hospitals and sends them to developing countries, where medical supplies are scarce...
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