Last Saturday, students and parents from area schools spent the morning in school. While the parents attended a special seminar on diet and healthy eating, the more than 70 students explored the broad field of public health - what that is, and how it impacts the overall wellbeing of our communities.
Our keynote speaker was Ms. Amanda Madrid from California Baptist University, is a public health nurse who was happy to educate the students on the role of a public health nurse in the community. She shared stories from the field and gave the students a real look into the every day life of a public health nurse.
Guest speaker, Ms. Marbella Mejia-Carmargo from the San Bernardino Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Services, was our second presenter who talked to the students about the importance of health inspections and what a career in environmental health looks like.
Public Health workers play an important role in building and sustaining health communities. We are so glad that we could promote this vital field to students from Pacific, Cajon, Chaffey, Arroyo Valley, and Eleanor Roosevelt High Schools as well as undergrads from San Bernardino Valley College. Thank you to the committed team at PHS: Ms. Angela Quinlan, Ms. Judith Greenfield, and Ms. Candelaria Garcia, as well as the Friday Night Live Bio Med Club who volunteered their time to assure a successful seminar on their campus.