Discuss specifics of how you foresee the material presented and the knowledge gained in this course used in your personal or professional life. Are there any additional topics related to community health that you would have liked to see covered in this course?
ANSWER THE ABOVE DISCUSSION QUESTION AND REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE’S RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTION AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? (A MINIMUM OF 125 WORDS EACH)
This class has allotted me the opportunity to gain better insight to the responsibilities of a community health worker (CHW). I grew up in a community that had limited resources in the area, however due to it being a bigger city there was much to keep us occupied. There were many activities or community centers that would provide buses to the community. Currently, I live in a city that does not have those opportunities for the community. I have been interested in how I can assist those around me in providing opportunities to improve health and organizational programs. This class has allowed me to recognize how to assess the political climate in the area. It has also opened the concept of building a team for the community such as health care workers, government, and community support. Interviewing a community health worker was the most enjoyable assignment for me. It gave me great insight to someone currently working in the field and their view of how to address the community. I have no additional topics that can be covered at this time. I would like to suggest the assignment to interview could be a week 3 or later assignment, especially with the pandemic. It was difficult to get my local public health department to answer or respond to the request for an interview, even when I asked in person. I was lucky to know others in the public health field to have coworkers work with me. It would give others time to find someone to interview.