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Missouri’s Children Face a Health Insurance Crisis

Nationwide health insurance enrollment declines are across the board for children. Data collected through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Georgetown University indicates that more than 4 million children have become unenrolled in critical health insurance coverage since 2016 (1). Disappointingly, Missouri is no 1. with a 15.1 percent decline in children enrolled […]

Making Decisions and Gaining Agreement to Solve Complex Health Problems

For two weeks in the beginning of early January 2020, I was on campus at Johns Hopkins University attending a course entitled “Problem Solving in Public Health”. During this course, we were given a breadth of knowledge into various health care issues (e.g. infectious diseases outbreaks, health finance, environmental disasters, etc.) and taught an effective […]

Academic & Research Ethics Certificate Obtained

Ethical academic and research practices are the cornerstones of responsible practitioners of public health. Thankful to be provided such an incredible opportunity to learn from The Johns Hopkins University through their certificate program on responsible conduct of research from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Value of a Thought Partner

A thought partner can be any individual sharing their knowledge or experience with other individuals in order to help them navigate a complex problem or issue.  You may think that this sounds a lot like advice or getting someone’s opinion on a matter, however, thought partners bring positive benefits to themselves and to the people […]

Journeying Into Public Health With Johns Hopkins University

In January 2020, 45 incoming students from across the world will take part in The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s online Master’s of Public Health (MPH) — and I am one of them. Every year, nearly 500+ applicants are received by the University for inclusion into the MPH program — making it one […]