Urban Solutions

Water Squad

Engage local partners to find effective solutions to challenging urban public health issues.

Our goals around urban public health issues are: To EDUCATE the BU SPH  community and local stakeholders on the needs and public health concerns of those struggling with homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues while challenging bias and stigma. To develop INNOVATIVE programs and services that address those public health issues, providing an opportunity for integration into the community in a meaningful and productive way. To ADVOCATE for policies that fill service and serve as a model for future program or policy development.

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The Activist Lab is a vehicle to practice real world activism, which means we've always got something going on. Get caught up on what's happening with our work in Urban Solutions!

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There are countless ways to get involved with the Activist Lab. Have a specific idea for an Activism Project? Let us know! We may be able to help make it happen.

Blackstone FitWell Center

The FitWell Center is a gym at the Blackstone Community Center funded and staffed by Boston University. It serves as a focal point for collaborative work among Sargent College, BU School of Social Work and BU School of Public Health. Students have the opportunity to complete practica, contribute to the functioning of the FitWell Center, … Continue reading "What is the Transgender Rights Initiative?"
Students working out at the Fitwell center