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Philadelphia

City of Brotherly Love

"Philly" is home to 1.5 million residents, fabulous and fiesty sports teams and fans, the Liberty Bell, the soft-pretzel and famous cheesesteaks and hoagies.  The history and character of our landmarks and people make this city an exciting place to live, serve and have fun!

Affordable Care Act

NHC Philly '15-16 members met with United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to discuss how the Affordable Care Act has helped patients gain access to Care!

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Interested in becoming a member of NHC Philadelphia?

Apply now! NHC Philly is still recruiting for our 2020-2021 service term. For more information on how to apply to the NHC Philadelphia program follow the link below!

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Interested in becoming a member of NHC Philadelphia?

Apply now! NHC Philly is still recruiting for our 2020-2021 service term. For more information on how to apply to the NHC Philadelphia program follow the link below!

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National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

As people transition to working from home and other social distancing practices, I’ve thought more about the loneliness many of the patients I serve have faced, even before the pandemic. As a Senior Patient Advocate at the Abbottsford Falls Family Practice and Counseling Network, I interact primarily with elderly patients.
Date of Publication: 03/30/2020
Author: cbass
When a person thinks of health care, thoughts that usually come to mind are medical providers, medicine, hospitals, and medical conditions. However, one of the biggest ideas I have learned during my service term is that health care encompasses so much more than medicine
Date of Publication: 03/17/2020
Author: cbass
It was at this moment that I realized had the pharmacy had more patience with the patient, then they would have understood that they were there to pick up medication with a pharmacy card. I called the pharmacy directly and explained the situation.
Date of Publication: 03/09/2020
Author: cbass
By following these three tools, you can learn to be an effective communicator in the health field!
Date of Publication: 03/02/2020
Author: cbass
And while I continue to work through the tough emotions that inevitably surface, I now focus more on the resilience and strength of these individuals ... Now when I communicate with my clients, I strive to actively listen and discuss their health without judgement and assumptions. I try to enter conversations prepared to tackle questions and misunderstandings, and share tools and resources, with the goal of giving back autonomy and empowering my families to access and navigate their own health care here in Philadelphia
Date of Publication: 02/24/2020
Author: cbass

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