"Hearing personal stories from patients and seeing how health insurance influence their lives make me realize how important it is for me to try my best to actively spur and smooth their decision to pursue insurance." - Jenny Park, Insurance Specialist at Health Center 6
"With my clientele in mind, I found that the NHC training we recently received on cultural competency and language access really struck a chord with me." - Chamara Fernando, Patient Advocate at Health Center 6
NHC Philadelphia member, Andrew Romaine, serves as an Insurance Specialist with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Andrew highlights some of his experiences with enrolling patients into insurance programs thus far.
"Serving at the intersection of doctor and patient, I am able to witness the incredible commitment of our partner clinics to the population we serve." - Natalie Shovlin-Bankole, Health Access Liaison at Nationalities Service Center
NHC Philadelphia member, Lauren Finch, serves at Family Practice & Counseling Network Abbottsford Falls. Detailed in this blog, Lauren shares what she has learned about the integrative healthcare approach that her host site embodies.
"Instead of allowing us to hold complacent attitudes toward many clinics’ lack of resources and an opaque health insurance system, NHC creates a space for members to voice these experiences at our monthly discussions."