Research: PhotoVoice

woman taking a photo

PhotoVoice is a project aimed at addressing the social contextual factors that influence the prevalence of obesity among Boston public housing residents. Participants from four Boston housing developments received a camera and took pictures of their health landscape, answering these questions: What does healthy look like to you? What motivates you to stay healthy? What … Continue reading “Research: PhotoVoice”

Published on August 12th, 2016 in Partnership in Health & Housing | Tags: ,

Partnership in Health and Housing Committee

harold cox attending a P.H.H. meeting

The PHH Committee provides guidance for planning and prioritizing the activities of the PHH, and provides suggestions for connecting BUSPH faculty, staff, and students to PHH activities and projects. Members of the PHH Committee: Sally Bachman, BU Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice Tracy Battaglia, Boston Medical Center Jane Fox, BU Center for Advancing … Continue reading “Partnership in Health and Housing Committee”


person carrying healthy groceries

REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) is a CDC grant-funded collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission and Boston Housing Authority. Its focus is on community engagement and encouraging healthy choices around eating, smoking, and drinking water. BU SPH supports REACH through program evaluation and convening the Steering Committee and Community Committee. Contact Margaret … Continue reading “REACH Grant”

Boston Senior Oral Health Program

Demonstration on how to brush teeth

The Boston University Senior Oral Health Program was established to improve the oral and general health status of low-income seniors by increasing their access to dental care. The program provides free dental and oral cancer screenings for seniors living in public housing – those requiring preventive or restorative care are referred to our partner health … Continue reading “Boston Senior Oral Health Program”

Blackstone FitWell Center

Students working out at the 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 “Blackstone FitWell Center”

Published on May 1st, 2016 in Blackstone Community Center | Tags: ,