National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

"I have grown to truly enjoy medical case management because it affords the opportunity to really know a person’s medical journey through identifying issues and barriers that may prevent them from getting care."
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"These unique experiences further solidified my interest in advocacy and social work because I was frustrated at the lack of resources and the communication our health system offers."
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NHC Philadelphia member, Chamara Fernando, serves as a Patient Advocate at one of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Ambulatory Health Services district health centers. Chamara tells us about his experience getting to know some of his patients beyond the applications he assists them with.
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"The National Health Corps not only prepared me for furthering my public health education, but challenged me to grow and develop skills in which I didn’t know I had, both in a professional and personal setting."
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