About Jackie Ramirez

Hi! I graduated spring of 2017 from Florida International University with a Bachelor's of Health Services Administration. While pursing my bachelor's, I had the opportunity to gain experience working as an Office Manager at an Endocrinologist office. I decided to further my education my pursing a Master's in Public Health which led me to move to Norfolk, VA once accepted to Eastern Virginia Medical School. Upon graduation, I desire to continue my education and pursue a Ph. D in Health Behavior. My goal is to be employed by the CDC as a Public Health Advisor. On my free time, I enjoy reading (fav. author is Nicholas Sparks), and traveling even if its small weekend getaways.

Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Most adults are familiar with diabetes given its prevalence in our society. According to the American Diabetes Association, in Virginia, there are approximately 837,137 people diagnosed with diabetes, 2,213,000 people who have prediabetes and about 207,000 who have diabetes and do not know it (American Diabetes Association, 2017). Diabetes Mellitus is broken down into four […]

VA: First State to Connect all ER’s across the Commonwealth

According to Lexington Medical Center (n.d), a medical emergency is defined as a “medical problem that could cause death or permanent injury if not treated quickly.” Emergency departments exist for these medical emergencies. However, the definition of a medical emergency has been lost in translation, and the use of emergency departments (ED) have become so […]

Mental Health: The Facts

Mental Health is defined as one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and it is expressed by one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings (mentalhealth.gov, 2017). In recent years there has been much advancement in how society perceives mental health, slowly removing the stigma often associated with those dealing with mental and behavioral health issues. Treatments for mental […]