On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast
The guest on this episode is Michelle Bangen, a public health consultant who received a bit of inspiration to get started in consulting from attending one of our past Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship Expos. She’s a public health professional and certified health education specialist with a focus on gender-based violence and suicide prevention. Michelle, alongside her friend Charlette Lumby, co-founded a public health education and consulting company called Incite Agency for Change. As you tune in to this episode, you’ll hear from Michelle about what sparked her interest in the field of public health and where her heart lies within her field. She tells us about her business, specific details pertaining to the services they provide, and how it started Incite. They’re passionate about building resources to make sure anyone, anywhere is able to have a conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. Don’t miss this insightful conversation, so tune in now!
Meet Michelle Bangen
Michelle Bangen is a Public Health professional (MPH) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). After 15 years of working in higher education, county government, and non-profit organizations, Michelle started a public health education and consulting company, Incite Agency for Change. Michelle’s background includes developing, implementing, assessing, and researching innovative approaches to violence prevention and health promotion, and her expertise is in gender-based violence and suicide prevention. As co-founder of Incite Agency for Change, she works to build capacity for prevention to positively impact systems and structures, and to create healthy, socially just communities where all people can thrive.
Listen To This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast
An introduction to our guest, Michelle Bangen.
Where it all started; how Michelle first learned about public health as a career.
What captures Michelle’s heart most in her field.
Michelle tells listeners more about her business: Incite Agency for Change.
The demographic of their focus for suicide prevention [training] and mental health education.
More specific details pertaining to the services provided by Incite.
We talk about rural and elderly populations and suicide crises.
How Michelle and Charlette got started with Incite.
How Michelle heard about the Public Health Consulting & Entrepreneurship EXPO.
Michelle explains how her understanding of public health has helped her impact and influence her community, and the industry, at a greater level.
How her understanding of epidemiology is essential in [developing] intervention strategies and helps identify who needs life-saving intervention skills.
Bits of advice for someone wanting to get into the same line of work.
"We are always learning and we always need to be looking to the data to inform where we are going next.” — Michelle Bangen
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Michelle Bangen in Facebook
Incite Agency for Change on TikTok
ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Program
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