Health equity is the fundamental right each and every human being is entitled to in order to live their best life. This includes clean water, timely access to affordable and adequate healthcare regardless of geographic location or socio-economic status.
Jada Walton was born and raised in Pennsylvania, USA and has spent the last year and a half calling the island territory Guam home. She is a passionate, results-driven, public health ninja dedicated to combating health disparities by studying, understanding and strategically dismantling unjust systems on a global scale. Jada graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in biobehavioral health and minor in psychology. Prior to joining GHC, Jada worked as a Public Health Associate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While stationed at the Boone County Health Department she worked to support and develop a number of health department initiatives, such as a USDA funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that provided lunches for low-income students. Under her coordination, it became Boone County’s most successful site. In her free time, Jada enjoys hiking, scuba diving, traveling, and reading.