Madeline McGovern

What are you looking forward to this service term?
I am excited to learn more about school-based clinics; how they run, the services provided, and how they support and improve the health of the community at large. I look forward to learning more about the current programs and initiatives that are in place to mitigate the health disparities and inequities that exist in Chicago, and to work with community members to find ways to improve them. I'm also just excited to meet new people and explore the city!
 
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I plan on pursuing a Master's degree in either Public Health or Social Work with my main focus being on reproductive justice and women's health. I want to deepen my understanding of the ways in which social, economic, and political structures intersect and impact women's access to, and quality of, sexual and reproductive health services. I would also like to find ways to improve patient political engagement through awareness of key policies that affect women's health.
 
I'm interested in learning about...
Gaining insight into the health disparities in Chicago based on region and race, the changing landscape of healthcare in the U.S. under the current administration, health coverage and care for immigrants, and intervention strategies for the opioid epidemic.
 
Educational Background:
BA in Global Public Health from University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA
Home Town:
Tarrytown, NY
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