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What do you do at your site to address the issue of food insecurity? I help to address the issue of food insecurity each day at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry. The pantry serves nearly 600 households in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood each month by providing them with supplemental or emergency food, as well as social services and support...
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NFHC member, Maddy Spahr, discusses her role in addressing infant mortality in Jacksonville. In this blog, Maddy also shares how her role as an AmeriCorps member is expanding the capacity of the Healthy Start program and highlights some crucial organizational partnerships that help make the Healthy Start program a success for pregnant women. Read about the impact Maddy is having in our community!
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What do you do at your site to improve the health and lives of people in developing countries? I serve at Global Links, an organization that collects sterile, usable medical waste—that would otherwise go into a landfill—from Pittsburgh area hospitals and sends them to developing countries, where medical supplies are scarce...
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January 1st, 2014, marks a notable New Year as the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, comes into full effect across the United States. Under the Act, health insurance has become a requirement for all U.S. citizens and documented residents.
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What do you do at your site to provide access to health care for the homeless population of Pittsburgh? Throughout the year, Operation Safety Net has outreach teams, which consist of clinical volunteers, medical residents, and medical students, that go out into the different neighborhoods and offer medical care to the homeless population of Pittsburgh. During the winter, Operation Safety Net also has a medical clinic stationed at the severe weather emergency shelter (SWES), allowing our clients to receive medical and/or other various assessments even during severe weather conditions...
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