Showing posts with label #PublicHealth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #PublicHealth. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

πŸ›‘️ IMSPARK: Shielded Future: Unveiling Public Health’s Hidden HeroesπŸ›‘️

πŸ›‘️ Imagine a Shielded Future: Unveiling Public Health’s Hidden HeroesπŸ›‘️

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate

Envision a world where the silent victories of public health are celebrated, and every individual in the Pacific is safeguarded by the invisible yet formidable shield of disease prevention and health promotion.

πŸ”— Link

πŸ“š Source

“The Invisible Shield.” PBS. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal

Public health is often the unseen guardian of our daily lives, especially in the diverse and widespread communities of the Pacific🌺. The PBS documentary series “The Invisible Shield” sheds light on the critical yet often overlooked work that has shaped modern life by preventing disease🦠 and promoting health. This series is a testament to the tireless efforts of public health workers🌑️ who operate behind the scenes to protect us from the myriad of health threats that loom unseen. 
By highlighting the importance of public health infrastructureπŸ’‰, the series underscores the need for continued investment and recognition of this vital field. It’s a call to action to support the systems and people who constitute our invisible shield, ensuring that the Pacific communities🌊 remain resilient in the face of health challenges now and in the future.

#PublicHealth, #InvisibleShield,#DiseaseControl,#healtheduction,#Wellness, #CommunityHeroes,#ResilientPacific,#IMSPARK,

Wednesday, November 8, 2023



Ref "2023 ASTHO Fall Reading List




Why it’s worth reading


I'm Glad My Mom Died

Jennette McCurdy's memoir delves into the struggles of a former child actress and her relationship with her overbearing mother.

Exploring the challenges and pressures faced by former child actors and their relationships with their parents in the entertainment industry.


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain's book explores the role of introverts in a society that emphasizes extroversion.

Shifting the narrative on introversion and highlighting the contributions of famous introverts to society.


You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir

Maggie Smith's memoir examines the end of her marriage and her experience dealing with secrecy, anger, and forgiveness.

Using personal heartbreak as a lens to examine the expectations of womanhood, gender roles, and power.


A Communications Playbook for Public Officials

A guide authored by ASTHO CEO Michael Fraser and Robert R. Johnson, Jr. on effectively managing communications and media.

Equipping public officials with over 70 tips and a structured approach for handling communication challenges.



Javier Zamora's journey from El Salvador to the U.S. as a child.

Exploring the harrowing experiences of young migrants and their quest for a sense of belonging in a new country.


Remarkably Bright Creatures

A story of an unlikely friendship between a woman and an octopus, told by Shelby Van Pelt.

Delving into the themes of trauma, healing, and uncovering the truth in a unique relationship.


True Biz

Sara Nović's novel focusing on students at River Valley School for the Deaf.

Exploring the lives of deaf students and their personal challenges, emphasizing connection and resilience.


The Only One Left

Riley Sager's mystery novel about the Hope family and a survivor's untold secrets.

Unraveling a family murder mystery with unanswered questions, secrets, and a suspenseful narrative.


The Light Pirate

Lily Brooks-Dalton's story set in a deteriorating Florida due to climate-related catastrophes.

Examining the impact of climate change on individuals as they adapt to a changing world.


The House in the Cerulean Sea

A tale of Linus Baker overseeing extraordinary children at the Marsyas Island Orphanage by T.J. Klune.

Exploring the magical world of children with extraordinary abilities and the responsibility of their caretaker.


Thursday, August 24, 2023

πŸ₯ IMSPARK: Empowering the Pacific with Community Health Workers πŸ₯

 πŸ₯ Imagine - Empowering the Pacific with Community Health Workers πŸ₯

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Picture a Pacific region where the profession of Community Health Workers (CHWs) is esteemed and fairly compensated with a living wage. A robust pool of professional CHWs, trained and recruited in the Pacific, filling the existing service gap, fostering community well-being and health.



Gorman, B. (2023, July 20). State Policies Bolster Investment in Community Health Workers. ASTHO. Retrieved from

πŸ’₯What's the Big Deal:

The vision of a robust Community Health Worker (CHW) industry in the Pacific could signify a substantive step towards health equity and social well-being. πŸ‘₯ State policies are increasingly acknowledging CHWs as indispensable agents of change, crucial in bridging gaps in healthcare and promoting overall wellness. 🌱 By providing dedicated funding, establishing certification programs, and expanding Medicaid coverage, The profession of CHW continues to create advocates, educators, and pillars of public health support within communities. πŸ’“ CHWs play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between health services and underserved populations, addressing health disparities, and promoting equity. Their expertise and advocacy empower communities to thrive and create a healthier future for the Pacific.


Hashtags: #CommunityHealthWorker, #CHW,#HealthEquity,#PacificIslands,#HealthDisparities,#IMSPARK, #PublicHealth,

πŸ₯ IMSPARK.: a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯

πŸ₯ Imagine... a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯   πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:   A Pacific community where every individual, rega...