About Jennifer Celio

Jennifer Celio Our blog addresses the professional and educational development of Master of Public Health (MPH) students. Read along as Jennifer Celio, updates about research and news in the public health field. Jennifer is an MPH student in Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College and is an elected member of their curriculum committee. Her interests include obesity prevention, food insecurity, health disparities, universal health care and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The importance of taking care of ourselves…first.

I just had my annual physical (and want to remind you to schedule one if you haven’t already had one this year), and for the first time, answered “yes” to some of those routine questions and reported that my physical … Continue reading

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To ban or not to ban – that is the large sugary drink question

The biggest story in public health this week is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sizes (over 16 oz.) of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in food service establishments such as restaurants, movie theaters and sports … Continue reading

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Fieldwork – never too early to start thinking about it!

Preparation for fieldwork occurs at least one semester before the start of the placement. Securing a public health fieldwork placement is not an easy or predictable process.  Some sites have internship positions open on a seasonal basis, and you want … Continue reading

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School Breakfast: An Opportunity for a Healthy Start

The federally subsidized School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966 and was made permanent in 1975. Students that meet Federal Poverty Level (FPL) requirements are eligible to receive free or reduced-price breakfast, which is typically served in … Continue reading

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On being a student in 2012

If it’s been many years since you were last in school, things have changed a lot.

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Community Residents Hold The Key to Neighborhood Improvement

On April 18, 2012, I attended the New York State Public Health Association’s Pre-Conference Workshop: “Towards Health Equity: Transforming Communities through Engagement” in Troy, NY. A presentation given by Deborah Puntenney, Ph.D., Barbara Zappia, MPA, Lauren Snyder, RN, MPA and Miguel Melendez, … Continue reading

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2012 National Health Promotion Summit, Washington, D.C.

I spent an exciting few days in Washington, D.C. last week, at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Association for … Continue reading

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Dive into Public Health! Here’s how…

When I received my acceptance letter to the MPH program in March 2011, I was so eager to begin, I wished classes would start right away. Unfortunately, that was not possible – I had to wait until fall. In a … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Public Health Week 2012, April 2-8

Monday, April 2nd marks the beginning of National Public Health Week (NPHW), spearheaded by the American Public Health Association. This year’s theme is A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement. The aim is to encourage Americans to take preventive … Continue reading

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My Road to Public Health

Hi readers! Just thought I would take some time to introduce myself. I was so excited to get that first blog post out regarding contraception, because the more news that came out about limiting women’s rights and access to care, … Continue reading

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