Advocacy Through Collaboration and Action- Addressing overlooked health concerns

This presentation will highlight advocacy efforts undertaken by members of the Eta Sigma Gamma- Rho Chapter. Three key collaborations will be discussed including partnerships with Townhall II in Kent, OH, the United MSD Foundation, Undergraduate Student Government at Kent State University, and many other student organizations.  The focus of these efforts was on raising awareness about disability, rare diseases, and problem gambling. The poster will showcase the student’s advocacy efforts in detail and highlight the importance of advocating for overlooked health conditions to promote equity.

Bethanie Mauerman, MEd, LPC

doctoral student

Kent State University, Health Education and Promotion Program

Bethanie is currently a doctoral student at Kent State University in the Health Education and Promotion Program. Last year, Bethanie served as the Acting Vice President of Eta Sigma Gamma, Rho Chapter. Bethanie is also involved in multiple other student service organizations across campus including serving as a Kent State of Well-being Ambassador, a member of the Student Mental Health Collation to name a few. Outside of the university, Bethanie works as a Substance Use Counselor, at First Step Recovery in Warren, OH. Bethanie has multiple service and research interests including, disability awareness, chronic health concerns, and mental health and substance use.


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