What a Difference a Year Makes

From 2020 until now, there’s so much that has taken place in my life…and I’m not even able to write it all here. There have been both highs and lows as I continue to experience the ebbs and flows of life. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I spent a little over three monthsContinue reading “What a Difference a Year Makes”

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Putting the Focus on FOCOS

On the outskirts of the city of Accra lies a town called Pantang. Pantang is much different from areas like East Legon, Osu, and the other bustling areas in Accra, Ghana. It’s not too far away from the center of the country’s capital, but not so close that you get lost in the mix ofContinue reading “Putting the Focus on FOCOS”

Men’s Health Month

I am writing this post from a personal perspective. Yesterday was Father’s Day, and this month is Men’s Health Month. Yes men, there’s a month for you too. My father embodies what it means to be a man of strength. Many consider him to be a “man’s, man.” He loves proving that he’s physically strongContinue reading “Men’s Health Month”

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Health

Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise; and a lack of it can lead to accidents, unintentional injuries, and errors. Sleep impacts our health and well-being.  Acquiring the recommended amount of sleep can help one prevent the development of chronic conditions, and those with a chronic condition may be able to better manageContinue reading “The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Health”

World Health Day 2020: A Big Thank You to All of the Nurses and Midwives

This past Tuesday marked the 72nd anniversary of World Health Day, honoring the work of nurses and midwives. In my career, I have seen nurses and midwives support, educate, and advocate for families. They are on the front lines, catering to the needs of others, managing crises, and finding solutions. Putting the needs of othersContinue reading “World Health Day 2020: A Big Thank You to All of the Nurses and Midwives”

The Link Between Health and Education

April 6 – 12 is National Public Health Week. Each day of NPHW is marked by a theme, from Mental Health to Economics. Today’s theme is one close to my heart…Education. I have been given the privilege to work with children from all walks of life. I have worked as a Teacher Assistant in WardContinue reading “The Link Between Health and Education”

Welcome to The World of Public Health

Hi there, and welcome to The World of Public Health. I’m Tonja Rice, a Certified Health Education Specialist who is passionate about serving and educating others. How it all began… My experience in the public health field has been quite a journey to say the least. During my final year in undergrad at UMBC, twoContinue reading “Welcome to The World of Public Health”