This week, the spotlight is on 2019-2020 CHCACT's STICH AmeriCorps member Fajar Alam. Fajar shares details about her AmeriCorps experience serving with Wheeler Clinic in Waterbury. Why did you decide to join the STICH AmeriCorps program? Fajar: I am interested in examining medicine from a holistic lens, which means looking at a patient’s outer conditions as a part of their overall healthcare. Therefore, I joined the STICH program because it provides an opportunity to serve those who are from medically underserved communities and to assist them with overcoming the outer conditions that affect their health outcomes. What has been the most meaningful experience you've had during service thus far? Fajar: The most…
This week, the spotlight is on 2019-2020 CHCACT's STICH AmeriCorps member Shana Morel. Shana shares details about her AmeriCorps experience serving with First Choice Health Centers in East Hartford. Why did you decide to join the STICH AmeriCorps program? Shana: I decided to join Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) to participate in a program that is both service and health-related. I was interested in my position because it offered a unique role to both interact with patients and have access to patient data for analysis. I wanted to make a positive impact on patient outcomes by being involved with the health center’s improvement measures. Lastly, the opportunity to outreach into…
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