MPH Student Attends Health Equity Forum

March 14, 2017 By aking50

MPH student Ali Norris recently attended a Healthy Equity Forum. The event centered on the continued need for support and funding of healthcare programs in Eastern Washington.

Ali spoke about the importance of public health and the need for health professionals to organize in order to create a healthier community. Spokane has positive potential for such organization because there are four universities with health programs very close to each other. Ali also talked about her volunteer experiences with the homeless population in Spokane.

The event was put on by the Health Equity Circle, an interprofessional student organization that works to enact change in communities.

Ali received the opportunity to speak with Governor Inslee and work with students from different programs for the common goal of improving healthcare in Spokane. She describes the event as “an amazing experience.”