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Michaela Harris

Melanie Lambert

Michaela and Melanie are second-year Master’s of Public Health candidates at the Boston University School of Public Health, with aspirations to attend medical school after graduation. This past winter they both became Practice Fellows in the Health Promotion and Advocacy Program (HPAP) at Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Pediatric Emergency Department, where they collected data on social determinants that may be impacting patients’ health and helped alleviate problems associated with these determinants.

Once we provided that warm hand-off to the resources our patients needed and followed up after a couple of weeks, we were greeted with a sense of peace knowing that we helped the individual take one step closer to living a healthier life.

Read more about Melanie and Michaela’s experience in developing MCH knowledge and communication skills here!

Funding provided by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota and the University at Albany School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program, which are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This information or content and conclusions of related outreach products are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.