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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“In high school, I admittedly was naive, often laughing at generalized statistics…”

July 27, 2017

My experience at The L.A. Trust has been one that will always be greatly appreciated. As a Biology major, I was assigned to the Healthy Eating Active Living (H.E.A.L.)program to develop marketing materials after sharing my hobby of graphic design. Overall, I truly enjoyed the challenges and newfound skills throughout the experience. As a marketing intern, [...]

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Hero of the Month: Randall Fenderson from Hollywood High School

May 25, 2017

Mr. Randall Fenderson has been a force of healthy living at Hollywood High School for 5 years. As the health and leadership teacher, F.A.M.E (Fit, Active, Motivated, and Empowered) Health Club Advisor and Wellness Champion, Mr. Fenderson has made a lasting impression on his students and colleagues about what it means to be a healthy […]

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