In this blog post, member Kerby Rauscher discusses how she sees healthy futures being encouraged in Philadelphia, through a Healthy Living Block Party, the Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service, and her very own patient interactions.
In addition to members' host site service in helping create healthy futures, member Emma James talks about service opportunities she has experienced to help meet the needs of families experiencing hunger or problems with food access. At the same time, Emma gets to focus on one special aspect of healthy futures: nutrition!
As a member who is currently applying to medical school, Shalini Allam began to wonder how her experience with Philadelphia Health Corps would influence her future career. To get an idea, Shalini talked to Lauren Goldberg, a 3rd year medical student and a PHC 2010-2011 alumnae!
With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, member Kate Waggoner was met with challenges in insurance enrollment due to website crashes and other issues. In this blog post, Kate navigates these challenges and explains what she views as a serious benefit of the Affordable Care Act: access to new levels of healthcare security.
While serving at the Nationalities Service Center, member Megan O'Brien works with newly-arrived refugee families to make sure they gain an understanding and access to American healthcare. In this blog post, Megan describes some of her daily tasks and reflects on why her service has been so rewarding.
Member Jillian Clark serves as a Patient Advocate to connect uninsured patients with to much-needed free medication. In this blog post, she talks about biannual patient surveys, another aspect of her service that has led to some surprising conversations with patients and a better understanding of their experience.
In this blog post, PHC member Samuel Kim explains how different his service term has played out from his original expectations, and how it did so in the best way possible. Samuel touches on his surprise at the influence his patients have had on him personally and the community of friends he found in his fellow Philadelphia Health Corps members.
Member Jenny Yi is on the Corps Support committee, one of five member committees and the one that focuses on providing emotional and social support to fellow members during times of personal and professional difficulty. In this blog post, Jenny talks about how being on the Corps Support committee has allowed her and other members to see themselves as more than just colleagues, but as friends and confidants.