National Health Corps Florida Blog

"Through service, I learned that I should be okay with being uncomfortable in some situations, as long as I use them as an opportunity to reflect on the situation and myself rather than avoiding them. I cannot grow from being in a place of constant familiarly; there has to be some challenge or frustration to spark something within us to do better, or do different."
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"Gentrification: A word coined so effortlessly by the masses, but also so inherently misunderstood on a concrete level. Before this service term, I knew only of gentrification in an abstract manner."
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"So I serve at my host site. I connect others with resources they can use to improve their own health. Then I go home. I run. I read. I learn French. I finally make that dentist appointment. Not to meet any expectations, or because this will help me better the world, but because these actions make me a happier, healthier person."
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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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