Laura Colbert, executive director of nonprofit Georgians for a Healthy Future, said health consumers need to be mindful that there has been a growth in the number of short-term plans…
Georgians for a Healthy Future regularly hosts graduate students that work with GHF staff in advancing organizational policy and advocacy priorities.
Mujaahida joins Georgians For a Healthy Future as the Behavioral Health Intern. In this position, Mujaahida will work closely with staff in creating behavioral health resources and conducting relevant outreach. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015 with a BA in Psychology and English Literature. After graduating from Wesleyan, she worked as a 9th grade English teacher in Capitol Heights, Maryland through Teach for America. Her experience as a teacher inspired her to get back into the world of research to find ways to help adolescents develop skills that would help promote their physical and mental health.
She is currently a first-year Master of Public Health candidate at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory Universty with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. She is particularly interested in mental and behavioral health research and health education and communication. She is passionate about working with youth and adolescents in minority communities to promote understanding of mental health, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and promote positive health behaviors.