I chose Community Health because that is the one that interest me the most. In a few weeks I will be starting my master’s program in Community Health Education and after I complete the program I will then take the steps onto becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist. I am very interested in Community Health because you can target one specific group of people and find out what the problem in the area is first and then move on to the next to eventually help all areas. Each community has its own issues and you cannot treat the different community like it is the same. What might be an issue in one community could be totally different in another one. To me, there is a problem of health that is everywhere but you must start small to achieve larger goals and by dissecting the problem within the different areas, you can make the world a better place. Think of it as solving small pieces to the puzzle, all of the communities put together as a whole.
Taking an anthropologist viewpoint is very useful in community health because it shows you that there are so many ways you can view and solve a situation. I like anthropology because in order to get to a conclusion, there are so many correct paths to take in order to get there. Not only must we be able to utilize so many different routes but we must also realize that there are many factors to why there is a specific problem in a certain area. The location of the community could have a major impact on health, for example the healthcare systems that are offered in the community. Does everyone in this community have access to clean water and healthy fresh foods? What if a certain illness is only being spread throughout this one particular community? Who are the ones that are being affected by this illness and why are others surviving or not being affected at all?