Public Health 101 goes to Pacific High School.

 Student attendees and their parents pose for a group shot at PHS gym.

Student attendees and their parents pose for a group shot at PHS gym.

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. 

 Amanda Madrid, RN, MSN,-Ph, PHN, Assistant Professor of Nursing @ CBU.

Amanda Madrid, RN, MSN,-Ph, PHN, Assistant Professor of Nursing @ CBU.

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. 

 

 Here, students participate in an activity where they must stare into each other's eyes but not speak, and then share how the experience made them feel. 

Here, students participate in an activity where they must stare into each other's eyes but not speak, and then share how the experience made them feel. 

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. 

 Friday Night Live Bio Med Club members with PHS faculty: [Front row L to R: Judith Greenfield, Angela Quinlan, and Candelaria Garcia].

Friday Night Live Bio Med Club members with PHS faculty: [Front row L to R: Judith Greenfield, Angela Quinlan, and Candelaria Garcia].