UWM Master of Public Health student Radaya Ellis was recently featured in the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center (AHEC) newsletter. In the newsletter, Ellis spoke about her experiences at UWM and in AHEC’s Community Health Internship Program (CHIP):
Milwaukee AHEC CHIP provided me with the real world experience needed to effectively address the public’s health. I learned more about myself, the city in which I reside, as well as the challenges public health professionals encounter. Because of the CHIP internship, I was able to apply my experiences to the coursework which made my first semester as an MPH student at the Zilber School of Public Health less challenging. Without AHEC I would not have the mastery of skills in health communication or a network of peers in public health. The program is a great pipeline into public health professionalism and is already making equitable changes to the public health infrastructure here in Milwaukee as well as Wisconsin.