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Public Health Culture

Join Leonore Okwara, MPH as she discusses public health research, initiatives, and how to engage the community in it all.

Jan 20, 2021

LaTonya Bynum, CEO, MPH, CHES serves as Principal Consultant and Founder/CEO of URA Resource Center, LLC with a combined total of over twenty years of experience in Retail Sales, Public Health, and Health Information Technology. URA Resource Center, LLC, a public health consulting firm and federally registered government contractor, specializes in 3 key areas: creative/technical writing, public speaking/training, and research/data analysis.  She is the author of “Tools for Career Success: 101 Answers to FAQs about Public Health” and “Mind Ya Busi-ness: Are You Okay?” She’s also a wife and a mother of three living in Conway, Arkansas.

In This Episode We Cover:

  • Her journey from secretary to entrepreneur and CEO of her public health consulting firm.
  • When COVID hit, how she re-structured her life to make sure she had the time to do what was most important to her while maintaining some peace.
  • How being a “translator” in Public Health gave her an edge.
  • How she turned her passion for writing into a career.
  • Why she loves working with new public health graduates the most.
  • Her two books: Tools for Career Success: 101 Answers to FAQs about Public Health” and “Mind Ya Busi-ness Are you Okay?”
  • Where she gets her content inspiration.
  • Why helping others find economic stability is her public health passion.
  • How she started and found success helping public health professionals study for and pass the CHES credentialing test.
  • The three areas of responsibility that are most important to know to pass the exam.
  • Her top 3 tips for succeeding in the field of Public Health.

Advice for Public Health Professionals:

Make sure to market your credentials.  Don’t be scared to put all your alphabet soup out there. Stay consistent at it and be willing to work that 365 days. Sometimes when our faith isn’t as strong as it could be, we sometimes get weak along the way and give up too early.


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