Ndome Essoka, MPH

ORISE Health Policy Fellow
USDHHS/OASH/ODPHP/DHCQ

Ndome Yvonne Essoka received her B.S in Health Sciences with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Stony Brook University, and an M.P.H with a concentration in Health Systems and Policy from Rutgers University. Ndome has worked with various organizations such as NACCHO (National Association of City and County Health Officials) where as a Health Policy Scholar, she was able to edit and update various policy statements as well as interview many local health departments on their public health successes. She has also worked with VISN (Veteran Integrated Service Network) 20 of the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs in Washington State as a Health Policy Intern where she was able to do extensive research and analyze policies pertaining to Veteran Clinics. Her interests are in cultural competence, social justice, and racial/health equity. Her passion for public health began after she joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., a lifelong community conscious action oriented organization. While in THE NY/NJ area she gained experience with policy analysis, data analysis, global public health education, and community outreach. Ndome is now an ORISE Fellow in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health's Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Division of Health Care Quality.”

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