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“Although I can’t single-handedly fix the brokenness of bloated healthcare costs, nor can I assist my patient with all of the challenges she’s facing, I had the honor of being with her during a vulnerable moment and helping her in a small, yet meaningful way.”
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"The bulk of my service at the Allegheny County Health Department involves providing sexual health education to patients over the phone and promoting condom usage at outreach events. My day-to-day looks very different from a normal nine to five job, and when I tell people what I do on a daily basis, they often don’t know how to react. The truth is, sex and sexual health can be awkward things to talk about due to the sensitive and personal nature of the subject matter, and for this reason many people may feel uncomfortable with the topic. This can often make my position difficult, as I try to reach out to new patients and organizations to promote the Health Department's services and educate the general public."
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"I am determined now more than ever to learn more about the health disparities that exist in this country and to play a role in eliminating them so that everyone can live a healthy life, regardless of their status in society."
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Health Educator Amanda Robinson shares how taking an active listening approach in the classroom has generated positive, open discussions about relationships and sexual health choices.
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