Can a Census Combat Homelessness?

Mayor’s Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson On January 31, 2018, nearly two dozen volunteers from the Boston University Medical Campus including SPH faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered at City Hall with hundreds of like-minded citizens, including Mayor Walsh, to better quantify homelessness by conducting the 38th annual Boston Homeless Census. The Homeless Census counts … Continue reading “Can a Census Combat Homelessness?”

Published on February 8th, 2018 in

Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Dean Galea said in a previous Dean’s Note that, “Schools and universities derive value from their ability to engage with complex, competing ideas, even—especially—during periods when this engagement is rarely reflected in the national debate.” This idea is one of the foundations of the Activist Lab; we seek to curate public health conversation on our … Continue reading “Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss”

Published on January 16th, 2018 in

NEPHTC field placements & faculty-student projects

New England Public Health Training Institute

New England Public Health Training Center provides stipends to 20 students per year for field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects throughout New England. MPH Candidate Deirdre Martinez Meehan’s work with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock perinatal addiction treatment program is an excellent example of the impact that the internship and placement program can have on the public health professionals … Continue reading “NEPHTC field placements & faculty-student projects”

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Activists in the Spotlight at the Golden Globes

Eight actresses attended the Golden Globes red carpet with eight activists as their guests to bring more attention to sexual harassment and gender inequality across the spectrum of professions. The decision was part of a broader effort driven by Time’s Up, an initiative announced last week by several hundred Hollywood women. Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, … Continue reading “Activists in the Spotlight at the Golden Globes”

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