There are 10 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Inspiration".
Vignetta Charles, PhD | December 1, 2018
I was sitting on a plane last week thinking about the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day. I tried to remember back to the very first one, in 1988. I was a teenager. AIDS was a part of my coming of age.
By Vignetta Charles, PhD | November 16, 2018
A poem by one of my favorite poets has been running through my head as we enter the holiday season. I have been overwhelmed with gratitude as I bear witness to people returning to each other, whether it’s mobilizing for those devastated in the California wildfires and supporting the firefighters still in harm’s way, or the continued global response to the #metoo movement. I am hopeful because I believe we can find peace when we find authentic connection and express our gratitude for that.
By Debra Christopher, MSM | September 25, 2018
Ambassador for Health and Learning, ETR
Last month, I stayed in the tiny village of Bennington, VT. I happened upon the tiny, cozy village bookstore and, of course, wandered in. (Stay with me. It is worth it.)
I picked up a book titled Scratchings, written by the "Scribble Sisters."
By John Henry Ledwith | August 21, 2018
National Sales Manager, ETR
I heard a story last night that’s had me thinking about inspiration. I was at a performance of the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band. The amazing Herb Pedersen told us about how he came to write one of the finest and most popular bluegrass songs ever, “Wait a Minute.”
Emily Green, MA | July 24, 2018
Research Associate, ETR
ETR is a distributed workforce. This means we have four sites spread over three cities, along with a team of remote workers spread all over the country. This helps strengthen our ability to reach different populations and bring talented people on board who wouldn’t be able to commute to one of our physical offices.
If you work in the field of Equity and Inclusion in STEM, you’ll recognize this as a structural model that encourages greater diversity in a workforce.
By Mary Nelson, MLS | July 19, 2018
Publisher Emeritus, ETR
This July 7, the Google Doodle honored Helen Rodriguez Trías. This evoked some lovely memories and powerful reflections for those of us who had the privilege of working with this remarkable woman. She was a leader not only in her own time (she died in 2001), but for the challenging times we are facing today.
By Marcia Quackebush, MS, MFT, MCHES | March 6, 2017
Senior Editor, ETR
Bringing people together can make a world of difference. ETR just finished up our 2017 All-Staff Retreat, and yes, it was a challenge getting everyone into one room for a day. Our workforce is distributed around the state of California and across the nation.
But it was also, in the words of one staffer, “a blast!”
By Cary Klemmer | April 29, 2015
MSW/PhD Student, University of Southern California
Being able to attend a national health summit for transgender folks is one amazing thing in and of itself. Being able to present and share the narratives of transgender youth at that conference is another!
Last April 17-18, I had the great honor of both attending and presenting at the National Transgender Health Summit 2015 in Oakland, California. This event was made possible due to the diligence and hard work of the conference staff, including the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and ETR, which co-sponsored the event.
By Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES | April 2, 2015
Senior Editor, ETR
What inspires you in your work? I often ask this about our tribe—this group of people making the front-line effort in the world of health education and promotion.
I think most of us love working for a mission. And I also think that for most people, the work sometimes gets tedious or challenging.
That’s why I totally LOVE this video by ETR’s Digital Solutions Manager, Kieren Jameson.
By Jessica Lawrence, MS | March 9, 2015
Director, Cairn Guidance
Two years ago this month I prepared for a goal I had daydreamed about since I was a teen. I completed a bicycle ride across the United States, cycling 4,197 miles solo from the Oregon coast to the Rhode Island shore.
My goal wasn’t only to make it safely to the east coast. I was raising funds for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and I intended to enjoy the ride. I also wanted to model that balance of work and play we all strive for on a daily basis. I scrambled to leave town while sustaining school health contracts, hoping to maintain communication with my clients while on the journey.
And did it work? Yes! This was the most amazing adventure of my life so far.
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