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What do you do at your site to lower health disparities for the community you serve? I serve as a care manager at the Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, which is a medical home that serves members of our community who face challenges of mental and behavioral health issues, homelessness, and drug addiction...
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As an AmeriCorps member with the Chicago Health Corps, I serve with the American Cancer Society at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Volunteer mobilization is a key part of my commitment to getting things done for America.
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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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