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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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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Let’s Talk Racism

To begin, let’s define racism. Racism as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission is,

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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 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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A Kritical Look – The Beginning

A Kritical Look is more than a “medfluencer” blog. It is the perspective of medicine, beyond medicine. It is about advocacy, mentorship, social justice, breaking barriers, and an honest, blunt perspective of your not-so-average medical student.

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