Breastfeeding Benefits for Mama and Baby

After working, and speaking, with mothers over the years, I have learned that some mothers do not know about the benefits of breastfeeding. Yes, many can recall that breastfeeding is the “best source of nutrition for babies,” but there are other health benefits for both mothers and babies. As a volunteer turned intern at theContinue reading “Breastfeeding Benefits for Mama and Baby”

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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 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”