The National Native Network welcomes Monica Martin to our team. Monica Martin has recently joined our team with the California Rural Indian Health Board as a Health Education Specialist. Monica will be helping with NNN work along with other CDC grant duties. Monica comes armed with public health and community level experience and hopes to strengthen tribal communities by providing education and technical assistance.
Inspiring others to live their healthiest and happiest. That is a motto that Monica lives and works by. Her greatest passion is helping community members adopt healthy lifestyles and gain access to resources that improve their environment. She truly believes education leads to empowerment.
Monica has enjoyed applying this philosophy in facilitating federal, state, and local health education courses on nutrition, physical activity, tobacco prevention, and mental health. She says that it is a pleasure teaching physical and mental fitness, healthy dieting, creating community gardens, developing health fairs, and sustaining community coalitions. When she is not teaching, she enjoys writing fiction and being outdoors.
As a health educator at California Rural Indian Health Board, Monica’s focus will be on providing support to tribes who are working to address commercial tobacco prevention and cessation. her intent will be focused on providing program implementation and sustainability along with wellness trainings and conferences.
Monica’s educational background includes a masters of science in public health education and promotion and a masters of public health from Walden University. She also has a bachelor’s of arts in sociology from Georgia State University. She is also certified in various other health education programs.