I am an Alexandria, PA resident studying Biology at Juniata with the intention of attending medical school upon graduation. As a born and raised Huntingdon County resident, I decided to get involved with this project to give back to the community that has helped shape who I am today.
I am currently working on the Force for Health team as an intern responsible for building out online courses and developing a Community Health Worker certification program that will be accessible to the general public.
In order to improve healthy citizenship in Huntingdon County, our residents need to take initiative when it comes to their own health so that they can then help others.
It's so frustrating to me to see so many people that I care about and other members of this community face preventable chronic diseases. I want to help people avoid the costs--financial, social, physical, and otherwise---that result from chronic illness.
I am helping to develop the My Healthy Huntingdon website so people can more easily access information that will help them make healthy decisions.
Add more opening hours to the Farmers' Market! 🙂