Local Public Health Events Calendar for 2017

A skilled public health workforce is essential to the effective delivery of public health services at the local level. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health works with statewide and regional public health professional associations, academic partners, and other training providers to promote and advance the catalog of training and continuing education offerings for local public … Continue reading “Local Public Health Events Calendar for 2017”

Published on October 18th, 2017 in Training Centers | Tags: , ,

Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers

How can journalism, the creative arts, and public health work together to say #Enough? At the Global Health Storytelling event Gun Violence: Beyond the Numbers, activists discussed the personal and societal impacts of gun violence and the need to reframe and advance dialogues. #Enough. After the Orlando nightclub massacre of 49 people in June 2016, Boston … Continue reading “Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers”

Published on September 28th, 2017 in #ENOUGH | Tags: , , , ,

Life on Albany Street Hackathon

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A hackathon is traditionally considered to be an event, lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. The Activist Lab is applying that concept to real-world activism in public health. This fall, the Activist Lab is hosting the first hackathon and the theme is Life on Albany. Where … Continue reading “Life on Albany Street Hackathon”

Published on August 22nd, 2017 in Advocacy Training | Tags: , , ,

Water Squad

Volunteer handing out water bottles on Albany Street

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”

Published on August 15th, 2017 in Life on Albany Street | Tags: , ,

Beyond Rhetoric

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A key goal of the Activist Lab is to identify opportunities to bring together stakeholders to consider, strategize, and address important public health issues. In this vein, the Gun Violence Collaborative has initiated two efforts to elevate conversation and thinking about gun violence prevention.  Additional programmatic work will follow. Beyond Rhetoric: Honest Discourse on Gun … Continue reading “Beyond Rhetoric”

Published on November 10th, 2016 in Research | Tags: ,
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