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Inspiration and Evangelism

Inspiration and Evangelism

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.


That would be those of us working in non-profits, public health clinics, school health programs, in colleges and communities. People working with tough clients and patients. People doing detail work—writing clear, measurable objectives for a training, collecting and analyzing data, polishing up the latest version of an evidence-based program. Behind-the-scenes folks—heroic administrative assistants, inventive techies who make stuff work for the rest of us.

A Video to Love

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. She’s a classic behind-the-scenes person who found inspiration in the work of some of her colleagues out on the front line. ETR’s Watsonville TEC brings technology opportunities to underserved youth. Kieren used that model to find a way to bring new technology opportunities to a network she created—women who code.

I work with a whole crew of extraordinary people. Kieren’s video is motivating me to pay more attention to the ways they inspire me every day.

So who’s inspiring you?

Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES, is Senior Editor at ETR. She can be reached at

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