Ashley Huerta Osores is a successful pharmacist, who focused her career on community service. Her journey began in the City of Baltimore, where she attended both undergraduate and professional school. Within her community, she was dedicated to serving the underprivileged. For years, she immersed herself in aiding the neighborhood. In her undergraduate years, she volunteered at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC); while in pharmacy school, she participated in local health fairs by giving flu shots, and she worked at a local pharmacy. Additionally, Osores was enrolled in a duel degree program, earning the Doctor in Pharmacy (PharmD) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree. For her, becoming a pharmacist was not enough. She felt it important to understand policies, regarding healthcare, so that she could help implement change in wide communities.
As Executive Director, I will provide staff leadership for Better Health Association. Our goal for the company is to improve the well-being of individuals. Audiences of all ages will be able to take part in learning about living a healthy lifestyle and developing the skills needed to make healthy choices to prevent diseases and ameliorate conditions for those already afflicted with illnesses. Over the course of the following year, it is my responsibility to develop and lead the staff, management structure, dedicated to achieving the mission for Better Health Care Organization. I plan to make significant changes to our organization, to help guide individuals in Central Ohio, to living a better and healthier lifestyle. My goal is to empower the staff with the training needed to meet our company’s standards.
On the day of April 1st, I volunteered in the Proviso East HS Health Fair. I was paired up with a Nurse Practitioner, a graduate student, named Carrie Bach. Our topic was “Oral Health,” and we had a poster and other visuals on our booth to educate the high school students during the Health fair.
Over the course of the summer I will be working with Dr. Laura Warner. Dr. Warner is the Medical Director of Corporate Mission at Centura Health. The project that I will be assisting with is the health equity dashboards development plans and the development of diversity awareness model for associates. Over the next 12 weeks I am responsible for researching best practice models preformed by other health systems, attending webinars form the American Hospital Association on how to better approach diversity, attend health equity council meetings with Dr. Warner, create PowerPoints, graphs and spreadsheets of the racial and ethnic background on all Centura health hospital boards and help brainstorm ideal for potential ideal learning modules for
Finding a interesting topic to write about, is challenge on Louisiana College’s campus, but with a little patience and observation, unique stories are scattered amongst the staff and student body. It didn’t take me long to wander into the student center to find a story or interview that would spark my interest. Walking down the hall I approached one of the most important offices on campus. No, it’s not the president’s office, but the Nurse’s office which I’ve seen many times. I had a feeling that this place would be full of stories and experiences that would give me the interview that I needed to boost my grade. I wanted to do an interview about something that I care about and is important to shed light on. I thought about how I often forget one of the most important things in my life, which is health and the people who work to keep us healthy.
The key informant that I chose for my interview was Breanne Watson who is a registered nurse at Surry County Health and Nutrition Center in Dobson, NC. Watson explains that she has been a county health department nurse for five years and has worked in several different areas within the health department. Currently, Watson specializes in communicable diseases at the health department. Watson states that her job consist of providing services to individuals with communicable diseases, reporting the disease, planning treatment regimens for the individual, ordering medications and following up with the individual. In addition, Watson educates and counsels individuals on communicable diseases and takes part in the health team planning of the community
When I first arrived at UC Davis as an undergraduate, I was unaware of what global health was. Although my interests aligned with health topics, such as disease prevention and improving health literacy, I did not explore any other graduate degrees besides an M.D. However, my career plans changed when I joined a public health advocacy group called RIVER (Recognizing Illnesses Very Early and Responding). RIVER prioritized educating underserved populations in Davis and the Greater Sacramento area about how essential preventive care is to one’s health. Through my participation in the organization as a board member, I learned more about preventive care and applied that knowledge by teaching underprivileged communities about how to make healthier lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition. This organization’s
Walking through Louisiana in the middle of summer is no picnic. Not only is the temperature sweltering, but the mosquitos are ferocious. Every year my church sponsors a missionary trip down the Tigre Bayou to vaccinate at risk communities, and to educate population centers about the importance of exercise and diet. Although the United States has some of the best doctors in the world, we have many population centers that have little to no access to medical care, which places them at risk. The healthcare disparity in the U.S.A is egregious and unfortunately is a reality in rural America. I am passionate about not only healthcare disparity, but diseases that afflict at risk populations, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The purpose of this personal essay is to communicate why I would like to study public health at Campbell University, how my past education has prepared me to be a public health professional, my reasons and motivation for enrolling in a public health program and my career plans upon completion of the public health program.
(1) assisting in the promotion of a nationwide shift in healthcare to prevention and wellness;
This journal entry will provide an overview of my personal goals and vision as it relates to becoming a professional in public health. Give a brief synopsis of how the media interviews given by the faculty and health professionals impacted my view of public health. The understanding I wish to garner through this class and the entire Master of Public Health (MPH) program entirely. Finally, discuss the professional contributions I aspire to make in public health.
As a new graduate nurse, I can make an impact in my society by being my patients advocate and a responsible collaborative member of a health care team that provides patient centered care that encourages patient involvement in the plan of care to increase a likelihood of compliance and to maintain his or her sense of control.
At UC Davis I explored all the health-related organizations and decided to join a public health advocacy group called RIVER (Recognizing Illnesses Very Early and Responding). RIVER prioritized educating underserved populations in Davis and the Greater Sacramento area about how essential preventive care is to one’s health. Through my participation in RIVER as an exercise intern and a board member, I became an advocate for preventive health. As I learned more about preventive care, I applied that knowledge by teaching individuals from these underprivileged communities how to make healthier lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition education. One program I had the opportunity to be involved in was RIVER’s Healthy Heroes program at Ethel Philips Elementary. Since most these children were facing some form of adversity, I helped to develop a program that would motivate these children to prioritize their health early to prevent future complications affiliated with poor lifestyle choices. Because of this program, my passion for prevention and public health grew. This organization’s mission resonated with me and inspired me to become a physician who integrated preventive care with
In today’s generation, many people don’t have a healthy way of living. We all have a choice to live with a healthy lifestyle, but many choose to live just for today. While there may not be anything wrong with living that way, the US Department of Health and Human Services (Healthy People 2020, 2010) set out to create a program to promote health across all stages of life. That is where Healthy People 2020 comes in. Healthy People 2020 is an approach with a set purpose, a list of multi sector priorities, and a program which affects nursing practice/patient care (Healthy People 2020, 2010).
An opportunity to continue my search for knowledge presented itself, when I was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Public Health. I knew that this experience would further develop my skills in epidemiology, environmental and occupational health practices, and health policy. These core subjects critical to public health are also synergistic with the practice of medicine. Furthermore, an MPH strengthens my ability to not only provide an elevated level of care, but also provides the tools to improve or develop policies that will benefit all future
I had the opportunity to interview and shadow a public school nurse at Mark Twain elementary school in Miamisburg, Ohio. This paper will discuss my experiences and learnings from my interview with the nurse on May 20, 2015. I’ll discuss my overall experience talking with the nurse, my goals and expectations before meeting with her, how my knowledge, skills and attitude have been impacted and how this experience impacted my view of myself and the world. I’ll also discuss what I would do differently if I could repeat this experience as well as how this experience impacted my view of wellness and health promotion.