Building Innovative Public Health Internship Programs: A Q&A with Laura Parajón

July 19, 2022 | ASTHO Staff

In this video, Laura Parajón, MD, MPH, deputy cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), shares how NMDOH built and executed a pilot internship program with the University of New Mexico. Parajón outlines how they are teaching students to work with and engage communities to effectively address health equity and build a public health pipeline ready to address future public health needs.