In her blog entry titled “Navigating County-Level Public Health: A Journey in MCH Knowledge, Ethics, and Community Engagement,” Hianca reflects on the path that led her to her current role as the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Coordinator at Johnson County Public Health, a position she secured shortly after graduation. “As we face challenges, build trust, and put the well-being of those we serve first, community engagement is not just a process—it is a commitment to growing together.” Discover more about how Hianca applies MCH Competencies 1 (MCH Knowledge Base/Context) and 3 (Ethics) to her daily work here!

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