Meet Candis Patterson

head shot-candis correctedCandis Patterson joined the CHC Community Engagement Core as a Health Education Specialist in May 2016. She supports the Community Health Advocates in their endeavors to eliminate health disparities in underserved communities in Mobile County.

A native of Meridian, MS, Candis received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Mississippi State University in 2008, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Health Education from Mississippi University for Women in 2015. Candis is also credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist through the NCHEC.

When asked why she wanted to work with the CHC, Candis responded, “I’ve always wanted to play a role in educating the community on how to live a healthy life. I personally believe that we can all have the best of health if we have the knowledge and tools to be healthier individuals. Unfortunately many communities lack education on healthy living, and that is where the Community Health Advocates play a vital role. The CHAs are passionate about getting information to people who would not otherwise get the information”.