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Candice Ahwah-Gonzalez

Candice has vast experience in the field of public health and research as well as her Master of Public Health degree in behavioral science and health education from Emory University to elevate the program to new levels every day.

Blogs by Candice Ahwah-Gonzalez

Toddler in bow and dress

This year, I got my Christmas present early – in March actually. That’s when my baby girl, Ruby, was born.

Baby in high chair ready for the holidays

Over the river, through the woods, down the highway and off on a plane we go. Holiday travel season is here and it’s an extra special one for me because it’s my baby’s first Thanksgiving. Not only are we travelling to Grandma’s house, but we’re off to aunts’, uncles’ and cousins’ houses as well – at least I don’t have to do the cooking this year.

Fire Safety in the Kitchen

We would like to thank Amy Lebeau, the senior project manager for public education at the National Fire Protection Association, for guest authoring this blog.

Make sure you have working smoke detectors.

I’m writing to you today with a heavy heart. This holiday weekend when most of us were celebrating the 4th of July, a home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania experienced a devastating fire. Three adults and four children died in this home fire. There were no smoke alarms in the home.

Let’s make sure we stay safe while using the grill

Summer has always been my favorite time of the year. My family does not let a summer weekend go by without finding something to celebrate and a reason to get together and have a barbecue - Memorial Day, Father’s Day, the 4th of July and 4 birthdays all within a week of each other at the end of July (mine, my mom, my daughter, and my sister)!