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City of Brotherly Love

"Philly" is home to 1.5 million residents, fabulous and fiesty sports teams and fans, the Liberty Bell, the soft-pretzel and famous cheesesteaks and hoagies.  The history and character of our landmarks and people make this city an exciting place to live, serve and have fun!

Affordable Care Act

NHC Philly '15-16 members met with United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to discuss how the Affordable Care Act has helped patients gain access to Care!

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Interested in becoming a member of NHC Philadelphia?

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Interested in becoming a member of NHC Philadelphia?

Apply now! NHC Philly is still recruiting for our 2020-2021 service term. For more information on how to apply to the NHC Philadelphia program follow the link below!

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National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

It’s become clear to me how important it is to have advocates like our members in these positions to ensure our patients are able to live their best lives.
Date of Publication: 07/20/2020
Author: cbass
One of the recurring themes throughout the year has been growth. As I mentioned, I lived the typical, busy college student schedule before entering the service term. Once I started serving at my host site, I realized that this was no longer needed to feel “accomplished” or “busy”. Sometimes a complicated fifteen-minute encounter trying to help a patient who is uninsured, speaks a different language than me, and has just heard a life altering diagnosis of diabetes is enough to exhaust someone. There was not a textbook or syllabus to guide in these interactions, so I quickly had to grow and be confident I could do my part efficiently and correctly.
Date of Publication: 07/14/2020
Author: cbass
Focusing on the process rather than just completing tasks in position descriptions helped me feel more connected and purposeful in my role. And it’s pretty simple: spending time getting to know clients through conversation or learning basic greetings in their language, or connecting with case managers to address together the hardships families are facing.
Date of Publication: 07/06/2020
Author: cbass
An empathetic response may sound as simple as “Thank you for sharing with me.”
Date of Publication: 06/29/2020
Author: cbass
Patients come into health centers to address acute or chronic illnesses, but once they walk out of our doors, it is often out of our control whether a patient is in an environment to manage their health completely. But what if we could find a way to bring back some control while a patient is with us?
Date of Publication: 06/01/2020
Author: cbass

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