Ashley Worlds

Educational background
B.S. in Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University

What is your title and role at your host site?
Care Coordinator at Bethlehem Haven Respite.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
Service has always been a priority to me. After graduating from college, I knew that I wanted to continue my path of service work, but also get connected within the healthcare field. The National Health Corps was a perfect fit for me because of their goal to help improve the health of underserved populations. I really believe that health for all is a global good. Eradicating health inequalities is important to me and I am hopeful to making a real step to tackling health inequalities within the Pittsburgh Community. I am so excited for my year with NHC!

What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I hope to take in as much as I can through this year of service. I hope I will gain new perspectives from the patients and medical professionals I will be serving with so that I will obtain an understanding of how public health professionals work to improve health for vulnerable populations.  I hope to be able to create meaningful relationships with my patients that will allow me to help improve their wellbeing.

What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I hope to continue my education and obtain my Masters in Public Health or Social Work.

Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
Whatever I’m doing, I hope that I am advocating for vulnerable and underserved populations! I hope to work for a non-profit or NGO that works at a global and community-focused perspective to improve health for all.


Home Town:
Kittanning, PA
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