POWER TO PUBLIC HEALTH: ONE GRADUATE STUDENT AT A TIME

In this ongoing series “Why Public Health,” we curate the many distinct and transformational narratives of our peers working in public health alongside us.​

Why Public Health: Addressing Social Isolation, Loneliness

Public health is a broad term, encompassing many dynamic fields with complex interactions that affect the well-being of a population. My interests in public health lie mainly within the area of mental health, a crucial component of well-being; while the medical establishment is (generally) placing more importance on mental health,…

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Why Public Health: Addressing Social Isolation, Loneliness
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Working With West Africa to Contain Ebola: Understanding the Resistance to Initial Containment Measures

A Shift in Perspective If someone asked me what I felt hopeful about two years ago, it would have been a difficult question for me to answer. Now, the answer is simple. I feel hope that, through the pursuit of health equity, public health can improve the lives of all…

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Working With West Africa to Contain Ebola: Understanding the Resistance to  Initial Containment Measures
Finding a speciality within the field of public health can feel like a maze: there are many population health problems for our profession to address. Examining challenges from a broader perspective elucidates how many health problems are related to one another. Photo by Steven Hylands from Pexels.

Why Public Health? From Personal Experience to Proudest Achievement

Growing up as Cameroonian Muslim immigrants, my family struggled with the healthcare system because we were low-income and our providers didn’t culturally or linguistically relate to us. Public health is important because of its emphasis on preventative care: fixing a problem before a health condition worsens, an issue widespread in…

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Why Public Health? From Personal Experience to Proudest Achievement
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Series: Why Public Health

In this ongoing series “Why Public Health,” we curate the many distinct and transformational narratives of our peers working in public health alongside us. We recognize everyone came to this point in their lives with their personal experience and individual passions in mind, and we aim to give everyone’s story…

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Series: Why Public Health
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