Journal 2: What Does Social Change and Service Mean to You?


Individuals working in the fields of public health and health education are often referred to as “helping” professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through direct service and social change. As a health professional, you will have opportunities for service at the local, state, national, and even global level. In this journal entry, consider what social change and service means to you. What type of service do you see yourself performing as a future health professional?

Note: This Journal Assignment uses this rubric: Document: One Part Journal Assignments Rubric (Word document)

To Prepare: Review the resources on social change and explain what positive effects you might have on social change right now vs. after you graduate. Also, consider your role as a scholar-practitioner and what that term means to you.


To Complete: Record in your journal which Scholars of Change videos most resonated with you. Explain why. Explain what social change and service mean to you and how important you think these are to your professional goals.