The School of Public Health sits next to an area unfortunately characterized as “Methadone Mile,” a stretch of Albany Street including Boston Medical Center, a homeless shelter, and a number of drug treatment facilities. To confront this stigmatizing narrative, the Activist Lab’s educational technologist, Liam Hunt, created the Life on Albany photo series, showing the faces of people experiencing … Continue reading “Life on Albany Photo Gallery”
Month: August 2017
The mission of the Life on Albany Committee is to discuss and develop initiatives across Boston University’s School of Public Health that address the issues of homelessness, substance abuse disorders, and mental illness on Albany Street as is our responsibility/prerogative both as a neighbor and a public health institution. Our goal is to build awareness … Continue reading “Life on Albany Committee”
The Activist Lab offers the Student Award for Excellence in Practice in recognition of outstanding and innovative public health practice. This award honors an MPH student who has gone above and beyond in contributing to the health of the public. Through their advocacy work, community engagement, or public policy endeavors, this student will have shown … Continue reading “Student Award for Excellence in Practice”
The Activist Lab is proud to present the Gail Douglas Award, given annually to one of our valued public health practice partners.
Three days a week from June through September, teams of BUSPH students, staff, and faculty volunteer to distribute cases of water to those who spend their time on the corner of Albany Street and Massachusetts Avenue. It takes about 30 minutes and can make all the difference in the world to our neighbors. You can sign up just … Continue reading “Water Squad”