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Health Educator Emonii shares one of the most important lessons she has learned during her service term with the Respiratory Health Association
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"My NHC experience, rife with socio-cultural education and community insight, has given me a stronger platform from which to advocate about “change” more broadly. Especially after learning how deeply intertwined social services are with better health outcomes, this service term has significantly bolstered my support in education reform, increased after-school programming, criminal justice reform, restructuring an inadequate healthcare system, and many other causes."
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"near-peer education looks like a sure-fire way to deliver health information, but in reality it is full of unique successes and challenges. Although it may be a tough pill to swallow, learning to react with sensitivity and flexibility to unforeseen obstacles creates stronger, more effective public health campaigns."
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"A couple of weekends ago, I witnessed another type of collaboration within the healthcare field. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania’s (FCAP) annual conference in Harrisburg. One of the more notable conversations was centered around pain management without the use of opioids."
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"Serving a year with Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center (PMFHC) has allowed me to further explore how preventative care, including consistent health education and screenings, can effectively combat health care disparities long-term. However, I quickly learned that this issue is incredibly complex and not resolved solely through clinical practices."
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" I strongly believe that this year of service, a year of extra practice, will give me an edge when working with children and families and allow me to provide the best care possible to my patients."
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