National Health Corps Pittsburgh Blog

Hannah Nelson is a Nutrition Educator for Adults and Families at the Greater pittsburgh Community Food Bank, who is working to impact 11 counties through food demonstration of healthy eating, cooking, and nutrition information. At her site, she is taking the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done” and applying it through her service and with those around her.
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Himani Jadeja is a Disease Surveillance Specialist at the Allegheny County Health Department serving as a prime investigator of hepatitis C in the county by collecting various risk factor information and educating patients of the available resources.
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Justine Fuga, an Outreach Coordinator at fitUnited, talks about her experience as a molecular biology student and how her NHC position allows her to look at health from a different perspective.
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Drawing from her experience as a health educator at the Allegheny County Health Department's STD and HIV/AIDS Program, Jessica Bryan writes about HIV: what it is (and isn't), who's at risk, how people can protect themselves and partners, and how to check HIV status.
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Nicole Paul, a Patient Navigator at Pittsburgh Mercy, writes about the intersections of privilege and service, and how to serve our clients in the spirit of solidarity.
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The Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period starts today. This week, Ruby Steedle, a Nutrition Educator at the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, writes about what that means for people hoping to get health insurance and what problems still limit access to care.
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