Last year I worked at a community health center in Vancouver, Washington, assisting with various aspects of their health education program, including diabetes support and tobacco cessation. I particularly appreciated the chance to work with the large Russian-speaking community in the area.
I hope to write more later about some of the more interesting aspects of my work and its connections to my current academic interests. For now, however, I just wanted to link to the blog started by the almuni from our year about our lives after AmeriCorps (it has no official connection to the clinic or to AmeriCorps). There are several interesting posts so far: some personal, and others related to the larger questions of health and social justice that we discussed in our group meetings.