Raised in Berkeley, California, member Alexandra Goodman moved to Philadelphia without knowing anyone in the city or much about it. In this blog post, she talks about her frenzied cross-country move and how she found herself in a community that she would not trade for the world.
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.