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Passion Essay

  • Submitted by: vivishadows
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 642 words

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Below is an essay on "Passion" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

The reason I became intrested in Public Health all started back in High School. Coming from a low income town called Coachella, California it made me   realize how the film we watched "Place Matters" applies to my life. Where I grew up there was a lot of corner stores and sometimes there wasn't enough sidewalks to promote walking or any type of physical activity in my town. Health career's have always caught my eye, so when I was in High School I got involved in an academy called "Health Academy".Part of the program was learning about the different types of Health careers that are offered. We went job shadowing with people at the hospital like Emergency Medical Technicians, Nurses, Doctor's and even people managing the hospital to get a glimpse of what they do in their everyday job. It was a great way to help us discover and get a glimpse of the type of work they did and to help us determine if that was the type of work that what we wanted to do for a living. Another part of it was that we had the opportunity to volunteer in various health events like Relay For Life, American Heart Association, and The Flying Doctors. All of these events opened my eyes and made me more aware of the health of the people in my community.
          The Flying doctors was a great opportunity for me to volunteer because it was amazing to see many Doctor's and members of the community come together to   volunteer to help improve the well-being and health of families with no medical insurance. Some of the services they offered to do was blood pressure checks, vision checks, dental checkups and dental work, diabetes screenings, chiropractic, family counseling and health education all free of charge. The year I volunteered about 800 people came to the event seeking medical assistance but what struck me more by surprise was how how some of the member's in my community didn't know why it was so important to get regular routine health checkups. Some of those who did, just didn't go because of...

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