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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Where in the World is Tonja?

Sadly, back in the U.S. after having the ultimate public health experience! It’s been a few months since I last posted, and I kind of have the best excuse…I was away in Ghana for over three months doing what I love to do most, using my skills to serve and help other people. If you’veContinue reading “Where in the World is Tonja?”

Organization Spotlight: Lifted Strong

Located off the beaten path, in the beautiful country of Tanzania, lies an organization that is supporting and uplifting the local women of Arusha. Lifted Strong was created by Eva Boaz and Joyce Beda to empower and educate women (Mamas) impacted by HIV/AIDS and life’s hardships. What’s inspiring about the program?  The joy that theContinue reading “Organization Spotlight: Lifted Strong”

Men’s Health Exams: What’s Right for You?

It’s important to schedule a yearly physical, but do you know what health exams are right for you? Your healthcare needs are based on factors including your family history, your current health, and your age. Below is a list of, and information on, common health screenings. STD Screening Being responsible for your health means knowingContinue reading “Men’s Health Exams: What’s Right for You?”

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”

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”