Personalized Health and Well-Being student repays generosity through advocacy

March 28, 2024 • SHP News

Jackie In DcIn 2019, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth student Jacqueline Green said she felt hopeless. She became pregnant while experiencing hard financial times, and she didn’t have insurance. Compounding her stress was terrible grief. Her mother-in-law suddenly passed away, leaving the Green family without a pillar of their family who they were depending on for childcare.

Flash forward to now, and Green is traveling the country advocating on behalf of moms and their children. In October, the Dallas native was named parent ambassador for the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First programs. She and the other ambassadors meet and talk with policymakers to raise more funds and expand Medicaid to cover home visits by nurses.

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