Public health is an interdisciplinary effort to maintain the mental, social and physical wellbeing of all populations.
Global health is a combined effort that involves people from all walks of life; from nurses and tribal healers to translators and farmers. I want to be a part of their integrated efforts to support public health. Additionally, my volunteer work with a Special Olympics team showed me the importance of inclusivity and the power of compromise.
I’ve had a number of rewarding experiences, but the best ones are where I know I’ve made the connection from theory to practice, and that I’m applying what I’m learning in a way that I know is helping others.
Public Health is an interdisciplinary field! Take classes in different concentrations, from health policy to physical activity! And intent is not the same as impact.
Mental Health is one of our biggest challenges. It can affect both the social and physical components of health, and we need to focus on how we can approach certain situations from a mental health perspective.