National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

Philadelphia is full of beautiful open spaces for people to be active and exercise. But are all of these spaces accessible to all Philadelphians? Melissa Danko, Insurance Specialist at Health Center 10 with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, reflects on her experiences thus far.
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In a special addition blog, Jeff Roberson, Primary Care & Hepatitis C Outreach, Linkage & Referral Specialist with Prevention Point Philadelphia, describes his experience taking part in the Project HOME Point In Time (PIT) Count, homelessness in Philadelphia, and what is happening throughout to city to help our most vulnerable citizens.
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The built environment or the parts of our surroundings which are human-made, contribute to the overall physical and mental health of community residents. Hannah Stone, Patient Assistance Program Advocate at PDPH Health Center #2, reflects on the built environment surrounding her host site and if it has contributed the the respiratory health of her patients.
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PHC Member, Dan Wells, a Health & Benefits Advocate at FPCN-Eleventh Street, describes why he chose to become an AmeriCorps Member with the National Health Corps in Philadelphia and what he has learned so far in the process.
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Member Stephanie Storer, Patient Assistance Program Advocate with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Health Center #9, describes the road that led her to serve a year with the Philadelphia Health Corps in this two-part blog.
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Last week we met Philadelphia Health Corps’ Program Executive, Ann Ricksecker. Ann is also the Associate Executive Director of the Health Federation of Philadelphia, the parent organization for the Philadelphia Health Corps. We had another conversation with Ann to learn more about the Health Federation, what services they provide, and how Philadelphia Health Corps fits in!
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