National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

They stressed how important it was that they got the medicine and how thankful they were for my help. Being able to give the patient the help they needed and seeing the positive impact it had really highlighted how important my role is as a patient advocate and made the experience even more worthwhile
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Poor piping in homes leads to leaks and mold, which can be an asthma trigger. Poor air circulation leads to accumulation of dust and other common air pollutants that can make it difficult for these children to breathe. Poor foundations in homes can lead to pests, which can also exacerbate asthma symptoms. With all of these factors that play a role in these children’s health, what can be done?
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Preventative care emphasizes screenings that could help reduce risks of cancer or identify cancer in early stages when possible. It is a difficult topic to discuss; however, I can see how promoting a perspective of preventative care can offer patients education about their health as well as promote healthy decision-making.
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