At the end of the day, all you have is your health.  It can be our most vital asset, but it can also be our biggest liability.  It is one of the most complex systems around and our current system chooses to tackle it piece-wise, thus operating in silos.  I was inspired to start this blog because I’ve learned to and actually enjoy viewing health as the complex beast that it is.  The content published here takes bits and pieces from a variety of sources with an overall purpose to see the bigger picture – a team-based approach is an absolute necessity to find meaningful solutions that will actually improve the health of populations, communities and individuals.

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If you’re interested in what I’m doing, would like to talk about health in a variety of contexts or have a recommendation for a leader doing great work to improve health (directly or indirectly), please feel free to reach out to me directly at RAMON.P.LLAMAS@gmail.com.

About the Author

Ramon Paolo Llamas graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and received a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Health Education and Promotion from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.  He has worked in a variety of settings in the public health and healthcare fields since 2005.

His interests include a reduction in health disparities across all races as well as a reduction in health disparities between genders by addressing the social determinants of health in community settings. Other interests include social innovation labs, personalized health communications and medical sociology and anthropology. Lastly, Ramon strongly believes in empowering individuals to be proactive participants in their own health and well-being.

Ramon is currently a freelance consultant and blogger based in Durham, NC.

Connect with him via Twitter, @RandomRPL, LinkedIn or on his website, Switch/Health



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