Public health to me means providing people an equitable chance to live a healthy life.
The lack of proper quality of care that my family received every time they visited the doctor’s office inspired me to study public health. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, I first learned about public health from a presentation held by Dr. Tanya Olmos-Ochoa and was immediately inspired to learn more about the field and how I can contribute.
Prior to starting my coursework at the Mailman School of Public Health, I worked at Kaiser Permanente’s Population Care Management as a support coordinator and worked with patients living with Diabetes. It was very rewarding to be a part of their journey to reduce their A1c and reduce their chances of developing other more serious complications that result from Diabetes.
I wish someone had told me that public health is a very diverse field in what you can study. I really liked math and thought that it would not be useful in public health. Now I know it is EXTREMELY useful and hope to use these skills as I advocate for the healthy communities. Aukščiausios kokybės, atitinkantys visus saugumo standartus batutai https://www.inflo.lt/
The biggest challenge that the public health field should be focusing on is improving racial equity which will help reduce health inequities present in many communities.