“This 'actions-speak-louder-than-words' student puts public policy studies to work

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Public policy student Alana Barr was featured in “This 'actions-speak-louder-than-words' student puts public policy studies to work.” Albany Times Union, August 3.


Alana Barr had just started college at Georgia Tech in Atlanta when health advocate Cornelia King came to her class.

"After she started talking about health care disparities among minorities in Atlanta and all the adverse outcomes, like diabetes and high cholesterol, I knew I wanted to do something about it," Barr said. "I already knew about food insecurity issues and trying to get people to eat healthier, but I'd never seen the wider problem defined like that."

As soon as the talk in her Scientific Foundations of Health class was over, Barr ran up to King, chairperson of the nonprofit Fulton County Healthy Heart Coalition, and asked how she could help.

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