In this blog post, member Rachel Ganz talks to her Clinical Director (and AmeriCorps alumnae!), Dr. Laura Hribar, to learn more about how her lifelong commitment to service and public health served as a foundation for her career as a physician.
For Philadelphia Health Corps' December group service project, our members volunteered at the Rubye's Kids Holiday Party, which hosts 500 underprivileged children from 12 elementary schools and 4 shelters in Philadelphia.
It is not uncommon for our members to have completely unexpected experiences during their service term. In this blog post, member Nolan Anderson reflects on how his patients have made him a better man, a better advocate, and a better citizen.
Group service projects are an exciting aspect of our program because they facilitate member bonding and relationship building while simultaneously encouraging community engagement. In this blog post, member Sekela Mwantembe talks about the members' experience serving at Nationalities Service Center's Thanksgiving Dinner.
Name: Stephen Veideman
Position: Patient Advocate at Health Center 6
Why did you join the health corps: To obtain a broader knowledge and deeper understanding of the nation’s healthcare system
Favorite thing about Philly: The location and size of the city
Name: Chelsea Safran
Position: Patient Advocate at Health Center 5
Why did you join the health corps: To experience the problems in healthcare first hand and find ways to overcome them while directly interacting with patients
Favorite thing about Philly: Rittenhouse square and public transportation