Hello to all of readers, writers, and fellow public health advocates!
I am Tatyana Louis, a current student at Elon University in North Carolina and the summer 2016 intern for the National Healthy Start Association. Studying Public Health and Human Services, I have a great interest in improving community improvement initiatives that result in an increased quality of life and health for residents. My interest not only led me to enter in Public Health Studies but also created a direct path to the National Healthy Start Association (NHSA). Through community-based programs, NHSA aids mothers, fathers, and families in taking control of their health. Through advocacy, teaching, training, and lots of TLC, NHSA provides families with the tools needed be a voice for themselves and a voice for their communities.
Prior to my time here at NHSA, I have worked and served as a volunteer for The Children’s Museum of Alamance County and Kidz2Leaders Inc., the Camp Hope program. These organizations help children build a better future through education and mentoring on life skill topics such as a resume building, communication skills, and leadership development. Within my volunteer role, I lead a group of girls around the camp grounds, lead bible study sessions, and helped the girl’s participate in a leadership course. Additionally, I have lead the Public Health Society, ALANAMA Women’s Institute, Affinity Bible Study and Service Organizations on my campus in event coordination, meeting planning and hosting, and peer to peer mentoring.
I have a passion for serving others, and in the future I hope to educate young women on topics relating to fitness, nutrition, sexual health and reproduction, and healthy relationships both in the US and internationally! Follow me on my public health journey @TaytanaMLouis