Public health is the avenue in which social, physical, and mental health are addressed to improve the overall health and well-being of populations.
I aspire to improve the overall health and well-being of populations through public health practice. Previously as a pre-med student, I dreamed of navigating patients through their ailments and health issues. However, I came to realize I wanted to use my skills and talents to create an impact and positive change in groups instead of individuals, and be able to empower individuals and populations so that they can be their own health navigators.
I collaborated with community leaders to create a health information event that reached out to the community. The ability to not just take from a community, but give back has been rewarding.
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We should be focusing on informing the general public about public health and what it stands for.