On the heels of Sunday’s op-ed by Seleeke Flingai in the Inquirer, another student currently taking our Media, Advocacy and Public Health class at Penn has published a piece in the Delaware County Daily Times. Writes Brian Werner:
By choosing to end SNAP, the House knowingly sends families who just have enough to eat into a dangerous territory described by public health professionals as “food insecure” – otherwise known as hungry. It is this insecurity that will injure children now and leave them scarred into adulthood.
Brian is a health care marketing manager and a Master of Environmental Studies candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s currently enrolled in PUBH 527 (Media, Advocacy and Public Health), which examines the ways in which the media can be used as a tool to improve health and also provides students the opportunity to practice strategically working with the media to address health problems.
Interested in this course? Take a look at the syllabus here.