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Pittsburgh Named Most Livable City in the U.S...AGAIN!

"Pittsburgh has been named the “most livable city” six times since 2000 by The Economist, Forbes and Places Rated Almanac. It also has landed on more than 200 “best” lists including “40 Prettiest Cities in the World”.

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National Health Corps Pittsburgh Blog

"For some, the true nature of public health may be a bit ambiguous. The truth is, public health is big, it’s broad, it's everywhere. Public health is the murals you see while driving, public health is breastfeeding in a private room at your workplace, public health is the smoke free-oxygen you breathe in restaurants, public health is your child playing at recess. Even when you may not be aware of it, public health is all around you. As individuals, we all play a role in creating and contributing to the public health around us. However, in order to ensure that all members of our community have the ability and resources to be viable contributors to our overall public health, a momentous amount of work needs to take place behind the scenes."
Date of Publication: 01/09/2019
Author: Rebecca.Russell
"There is much misunderstanding associated with the word diabetes. Many people automatically associate diabetes with someone who has eaten too many cheeseburgers or drank too much soda pop. Others believe that they can easily get over diabetes, as if it were the common cold, while some people just know diabetes as the “sugar in the blood” that killed their mama. Over 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, but how many actually understand what this diagnosis means?"
Date of Publication: 01/03/2019
Author: Rebecca.Russell
"In National Health Corps, our supervisors are also mentors. Their role is to serve as our adviser; encouraging growth, modeling professionalism, and encouraging a commitment to service and the community. The mentor-mentee relationship is strongly supported through consistent trainings, resources and check-ins. This is unique to National Health Corps and something that drew me to the program. What I didn’t expect, are the mentors I have found in the volunteers at my host site."
Date of Publication: 12/20/2018
Author: Rebecca.Russell
"The out-of-pocket costs for prescription medications can be crippling for patients with insurance, but even more so for those without insurance. At the Birmingham Free Clinic, we provide a safety net of care for homeless, uninsured, and medically indigent individuals. These patients, who may not be able to pay out-of-pocket for their medications, partially explains why there are so many patients with uncontrolled disease states at our clinic."
Date of Publication: 12/19/2018
Author: Rebecca.Russell
"There are many barriers that prevent one from acquiring and using safe sex methods in order to prevent exposure to STDs. Acknowledging these barriers and addressing them appropriately, as I have continued to do in my position at the Allegheny County Health Department, is the best way to help prevent STDs as well as many other health disparities."
Date of Publication: 12/05/2018
Author: Rebecca.Russell

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