National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

"As a patient advocate, the many successes and failures I experienced have improved my skills in dealing with the unexpected issues by managing multiple priorities, practicing effective interpersonal communication and maintaining a positive attitude."
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NHC Philly member, YC Liu, discusses the progression of his communication skills with clients throughout the service term and the importance of informing clients about preventative medical strategies.
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"I know that my service has definitely increased use and reduced barriers to accessing NRHC’s services." NHC Philadelphia member, Josh Finkel, discusses his success with enrolling patients in Norristown Regional Health Center's Patient Portal and how his service has impacted the many patients he assists.
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"In an ideal scenario, my position would be obsolete—every American would have high-quality health insurance, including comprehensive prescription coverage. In this ideal world, I would not need to assist under-insured patients in finding ways to afford their medications because their insurance would provide the necessary care that is required."
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