National Health Corps Pittsburgh Blog

Emily Kilbourn-Shear is serving as the Maternal Child Health Coordinator at UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center. During her first two months here, she has developed her own personal toolkit on how to approach her position, which she will be able to utilize throughout her career.
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Hannah Balder serves as the Youth Outreach and Care Coordinator at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health. In her initial weeks as an AmeriCorps member, she has reflected on how to measure impact in terms of small victories rather than the outcomes of every client served.
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Elise Augustine is serving as an Outreach Coordinator with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In her service thus far, she has found breaking down barriers for individuals with multiple sclerosis to be rewarding and finds value in the collaboration with other local organizations.
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Erica Bryson serves with the Allegheny County Health Department in the Chronic Disease Prevention and Maternal & Child Health branches. Her role as an outreach coordinator has allowed her to see the potential in collaboration among other health corps members similarly to the interdisciplinary aspect of the public health field.
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Mike Benton serves as the Patient Navigator for the Mobile Medical Unit at Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center. While he assists with patient intake and the coordination of necessary care, he has learned that there are two perspectives on medical care: one of the medical professional, the other from the patient.
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Daniel Jang serves at the Allegheny County Health Department in the Office of Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease Prevention. Dan has been teaching education classes and learning a lot in the process.
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Justine Barr serves at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as a Nutrition Educator. At the Food Bank she is working hard to combat summer hunger for the children in our region.
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