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Was there a challenging moment at your site that you had to overcome? How'd you overcome it and what did you learn from it? I taught Kids Cook lessons at one after school program and that was a very challenging experience for me. The students there were extremely unruly, even with the staff assisting me. At first, I had a lot of trouble with this and got anxious before each lesson. But despite the craziness at the beginning of each lesson, I decided to connect with students more on an individual level by talking one-on-one with them, while they were in their small groups...
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As part of the Professional Development member committee, member Ashley Barnes helped plan and execute a networking event for our PHC members! Members had the opportunity to talk to 20 Philadelphia-area professionals, with a variety of experience in social work, public health, education, nutrition, domestic and global medicine, research, and the medical reserve corps.
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May is Senior Service Month and Older Americans Month! NFHC member, Lizzie, shares her experience serving senior citizens in our community and how important her service is to seniors, society, and herself!
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Though there are many differences between health systems throughout the world, similarities also exist, such as using a community approach to provide comprehensive patient care. This AmeriCorps member compares her experience in an urban Peruvian city to her experience with the Chicago Health Corps.
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