Distinction Through Diversity

A Career Health Educator’s Story

  • Mary L. Strode California Department of Health Services Cancer Detection Section


No matter the setting or framework within which we work, health educators dedicate time, energy, and effort to enhancing the public’s quality of life. Each job - indeed, each task - performed by the health educator is of value, no matter its specific purpose. In light of our profession’s overall objective, each undertaking represents a single thread within an enormously diverse, richly textured tapestry. Our communities need us to work alongside them – now more than ever before - and bring our skills, hearts and minds “to the table.” During the last 17 years I have been on the receiving end of many a lesson. A key factor that keeps me solidly and cheerfully ensconced in this profession is the knowledge that the lessons and challenges will just keep on coming! It brings me great pleasure to share a few of my eye-opening experiences with others who share a similar passion for public health education.

How to Cite
Strode, M. L. (2004). Distinction Through Diversity: A Career Health Educator’s Story. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 2(1), 61-64. https://doi.org/10.32398/cjhp.v2i1.583