National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

“My status as an outsider and stranger complicates an already difficult process of asking clients intimate questions about their medical and personal history. By affording clients as much agency as possible in our interactions, such as by adopting a harm-reduction approach to conversations about sexual activity and drug use, I collaborate with clients to begin the process of building up their autonomy in a carceral environment where it is regularly denied.”
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"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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