Becoming a Health Care Policy Advocate

August 18, 2017

I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, then do non-profit work at some later point, but I didn’t think I’d have an opportunity present itself so quickly. As I cultivate and start to make progress down my career path, I find myself ill-equipped and inexperienced. Before starting this internship at The L.A. Trust, […]

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Use Your Voice: The Power of Advocacy

August 16, 2017

Returning home from a day of legislative visits left me feeling energized and empowered. As an intern responsible for leading The L.A. Trust’s advocacy work for the summer, I had the opportunity to determine what policymakers to visit, schedule meetings, create the agendas and finalize talking points for my fellow interns. I created profiles for […]

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Viral Media: How Public Health Messages Spread Like Wildfire

August 15, 2017

I’ve come to appreciate the word ‘viral.’ When I say ‘viral,’ I do not mean it in the strict medical sense that can instill fear into any public health department, but rather, in the more modern social media sense. To become viral in this day and age is to become known, to become known is […]

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If not us, then who?

August 15, 2017

When we deny children the access to healthcare, we do society a disservice because we limit our future generations from reaching their maximum potential. As advocates for children’s health, it is necessary to support school based health centers (SBHCs). School based health care is a creative solution that reduces healthcare access barriers, allowing crucial services […]

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Far Out: How Space Impacts Our Health

July 31, 2017

I am obsessed with space. Not the impossibly-large-to-comprehend thing that we are but specks in the universe of, but space at a much more manageable level – the spaces (and places) we interact both with and in every day. From the sidewalk to the park, and the grocery store to the metro – these are […]

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