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The Force for Health Network

Why I am a Force for Health® Member...

I have seen what motivated people can do if given the knowledge, skills, and resources along with a little organizational support. My goal for creating and joining this network is to leverage the free labor force we need to address our social determinants of health issues and our assist our family, friends, neighbors, first responders and essential workers in dealing with the challenges of our times.

My inspiration

The person that does something kind or thoughtful for someone, and doesn’t tell anyone about it.  They are good to the core.

What would you like people to know about your community?

I recently moved to State College PA where Penn State is located.  The opportunity to interact with students and faculty repeatedly in ever day activities across the community is a real plus.   It is a beautiful forested mountainous area with great places for outdoor recreation.

My Citizenship Health Factors

Some of the factors that have been challenging for me have been...

Broadband access to do telemedicine services and basic learning and information gathering is spotty.

Wife for the phone is even worse.

It's important for me to be part of my community's health because...

There are limited options for some health care services all the rules and confusion about who is in network and what is covered by insurance.

Some of the strength of my community health factors are:

There is a strong culture of volunteerism to be sure the ambulance services work.  We can drive or fly to several major medical centers within 3 hours of here.

Some of the challenges in my community regarding certain health factors are:

The insurance networks all require employment, in a time of massive layoffs.

I believe I can help improve my community's health by...

I have seen where motivated youth are forces of health improving or saving peoples lives and addressing issues that put them at risk.  My passion is to help make this program and its network of people have the tools and resources they need to help the rest of us.    I welcome anyone to reach out to discuss what they are doing or needing further.