Aug 10, 2020
Olyvia Phillips is a Public
Health Professional focusing on addressing health disparities for
children and families. She has experience in children’s health and
providing pediatric providers with the education they need to best
serve their communities. She lives in Chicago and is working on her
MPH. She lives in Chicago and is working on her MPH. She believes
that public health is truly a collaborative field that necessitates
work across sectors in many fields.
In This Episode We
COVID-19 is affecting children and families.
COVID-19 is exposing and bringing to light the already deep health
inequalities in our communities.
routine well child visits are more important than ever.
questions surrounding how to keep kids and families safe and
functioning during this pandemic.
effects of mis-information and how confusing this can be for
the re-opening of schools is such a hard decision.
public health is something that touches all of our
importance of health literacy and making sure we are using language
that parents and children can understand.
biggest frustrations with our current system.
want to protect their (children’s) innocence as much as
possible. Let them have imagination and let them play but we
also want them to be healthy.”
- “Schools are central for social and emotional
development but when you talk about putting people into this space
and the virus spreads, how do we keep people safe?”
- “Every experience you have is related to public
need to take care of the basic needs of families.”
informed on what to do to be prepared.
collaboratively to come up with solutions. We all must work
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