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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.

Apr 13, 2021

Angela N. Frazier, MPH is the Founder of Sisters in Public Health® , speaker, mental health advocate, and author of A Kids Book About Suicide.” A Portland native, Angela earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Communication from Portland State University.  She earned her MPH in Community Health from UT Health School of Public Health, and currently lives in Houston TX. She started a nonprofit called Sisters in Public Health to connect and empower all women in Public Health and to support the next generation of public health professionals.  

After losing her mom to suicide in 2016, she opened the Tami Best Emergency Shelter for survivors of domestic violence in honor of her mother. She currently serves on two boards: Ashley Jadine Foundation working to prevent suicide among teens and Bradley Angle working to create communities free of domestic violence.


In This Episode We Cover:

  • How her life experiences and her passion for mental health has fueled her life and career.
  • The most important thing needed to build trust.
  • Her experience with grant writing.
  • All about Sisters in Public Health: how it started, how it is growing, and their current scholarship and leadership opportunities
  • How to best engage a group virtually
  • How her work moves the needle towards health equity and inclusivity.
  • Her role with Bradley Angle and her creation of the Tami Best Emergency Shelter, a domestic violence shelter in Portland OR.
  • Her book, “A Kids Book About Suicide” - written for kids who have suicidal ideation and also for kids who have lost someone to suicide.  Oprah listed the “A Kids Book About” Series on her favorites 2020 list. Angela’s book is currently available for pre-order and will be released in Spring.


Advice for Public Health Professionals:

Start before you are ready! No great thought should sit in your Google drive!


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