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”