So What is Public Health Anyway?

That’s a good question. And one that we’re exploring this semester with our Karabots Junior Fellows. What affects our health more: our environment? Our genetics? The medical care we do or don’t receive? Or our behavior? And if it’s our behavior, how many of the diseases we get are preventable? As it turns out, a lot of diseases are preventable. Luckily, we had a public health expert come and talk to us about all this and more. Her name is Mahak Nayyar and she works with the US Department of Health and Human Services as the Deputy Regional Health Administrator for the Philadelphia region. She was amazing.
We learned about programs that can help us get moving, eat better, and get health insurance if we need it. We’re going to do our part. We promise. We even got a lot of leadership advice from Mahak. You can never get enough of that when you’re educating the next generation of leaders. Coming up this week? A yoga class! Om shanti!


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