NHC Philadelphia members are serving communties throughout the city of Philadelphia. Member service focuses primarily on education about and access to health and social services within community-based health care organizations.
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!
“Serving in this position has reinforced the idea that it is important to ensure that people have access to affordable health care. As a Patient Advocate, I am fortunate enough to have a flexible position that provides me with the time to hear about the lives and the struggles of my patients.”
“In our society, we praise individuality and standing apart from the rest. While the individual is certainly needed to take the first stand, real power comes from standing together to make the world a better place, whether in the realm of policy or choosing to swap the doughnuts for burpees.”
“In my mind becoming a physician goes beyond learning the intricacies of human anatomy and biochemistry. It requires a holistic perspective of the patient, compassion, advocacy, inquiry, a willingness to share knowledge, and above all else, a commitment to service.”
“Even in a diverse group of people, our shared situation and shared drive to serve others creates a platform on which connections are built. I feel that future members will really find it easier to find similarities with their cohort, despite differences that will inevitably exist.”