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What are you doing to fight hunger at your site? I am serving as a Nutrition Educator at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB)....
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As young people, we tend to find ourselves invincible. As a young adult, my gym membership, an interest in nutrition, and reliable insurance were my ideas of what it means to be healthy. I visit my doctor, I take my vitamins, and I listen to my mom repeating Dr. Oz’s most recent advice. In recent years however, my life has been affected by the often forgotten chronic illness. Chronic illnesses are neither caught nor passed on. But what’s worse, they are incurable and often unpreventable.
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What has been the highlight of your year of service thus far? Seeing my initiatives and efforts become a reality. As the Diabetes Patient Specialist at the UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center....
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Growing up in Chicago gave me countless opportunities and ways to discover what I truly love to do, and like other AmeriCorps members I found that it is my passion to help others. When I see someone in need, I not only see it as an opportunity to help, but also as my responsibility to do so. To be more specific, the way I want to help others is through health.
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I serve as an Asthma Educator with the Respiratory Health Association and offer education to students with asthma in 3rd through 8th grades, along with parents, staff and other community members throughout Cook County. Great, now what does this mean?
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to honor this cause and the many victims of domestic violence in the Jacksonville area, several North Florida Health Corps members spent a recent Saturday morning serving at Hubbard House. Hubbard House is a center that offers emergency shelter, counseling, education, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and their children...
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