public health, my first real love

It is National Public Health Week! A week put coordinated by the American Public Health Association to dedicate an entire week to Public Health. Two years ago I remember anticipating this week as part of the George Washington University Public Health Student Association board. Coordinating events – academically and socially relevant – and truly encompassing […]

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Self-Love in 2020

Another lesson learned in 2020 is that self-love comes in many forms! This year forced us to look at self-love through many lenses: from the occasional spa day to learning to live with ourselves through a pandemic. Some days were harder than others, which is expected and 100% okay. The self-love movement was prominent prior […]

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Public Health is Political

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that public health is political. It has always been political and will continue to be political. There is no way around it at all. Public health is as equally scientific as it is political. Unfortunately, since the inception of public health there has been a distrust between those […]

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Systemic Racism: The FOUNDATION of America.

Why is racism such a big deal? If the history of America and the current state of America is not enough proof to convince you that racism is the foundation of America or if you are a numbers person and want quantitative proof. This is the post for you. We are going to briefly review […]

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

The previous post touched on the definition of racism, and the different types of racism in the previous post. Now I want to shift the focus to Racism as a Public Health issue. Racism has been in America since the founding of this country.

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Police Brutality is a Public Health Issue

Before I dive in, I want to say I am disgusted, heartbroken and livid with what I have been seeing. Rest in Power George Floyd. 🙏🏽 Police brutality is a public health issue, and the American Public Health Association has acknowledged it as such.

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Social Determinants of Health x COVID-19

How do social determinants of health come into play when discussing the pandemic? To say that it has caused chaos is an understatement – we all know that our lives have changed dramatically. From leisure trips to the mall to post-work happy hours, most of our daily “luxuries” have been cancelled.

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Social Determinants of Health 101

Let’s talk about a really important foundational concept, that is only touched once or twice in medical school but is the basis of public health – Social Determinants of Health.

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