National Health Corps Pittsburgh Blog

The Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period starts today. This week, Ruby Steedle, a Nutrition Educator at the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, writes about what that means for people hoping to get health insurance and what problems still limit access to care.
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Makenzie Zidek is a behavioral health coordinator at Shadyside Family Health Center. This week, she writes about the importance of educating the community about mental health while reflecting on National Health Education Week.
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Abby Smith is the Maternal Child Health Coordinator at UPMC Shadyside. She reflects on the importance of working together with other corps members to bridge the gaps between our clients and the services they need.
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Emily Blau is a Patient Advocate at the Birmingham Free Clinic working with clients to connect them to medications and services. At her site, she is putting the skills she learned during Pre-Service Orientation to action.
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Erica Bryson serves with the Allegheny County Health Department in the Chronic Disease Prevention and Maternal & Child Health branches. Her role as an outreach coordinator for the Live Well Allegheny youth program has allowed her to understand the impact of stress from an early age.
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