Every member of the Boston community should be able to reach their health potential.
That is the goal of The Boston Project. To ensure that all systems – economic, educational, environmental, health care, political, and social – work well and work together.
BU School of Public Health serves as a resource hub for facilitating engagement in a range of educational activities, service projects, fundraising, and community building initiatives. Located in the historic South End neighborhood of Boston, SPH faculty and students have the unique opportunity to teach and learn in a dynamic classroom: the city of Boston.
Boston is a diverse city with a rich public health history – home of the nation’s first board of health, the first city to implement a disease control program, first to establish birth and death registries, and much more. We know there is still work to be done as health indicators vary widely across different neighborhoods.
SPH features programs each year that engage faculty, staff, students, and alumni to work hand-in-hand with the citizens of Boston to improve health.
Life on Albany Committee
The Life on Albany group will meet monthly to discuss the issues of homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness on Albany Street. We will discuss our institutional response to these issues as the BUSPH community.
Life on Albany Gallery Showing & Reception
Experience these moving portraits and join us for a conversation about our neighbors, the project, and our work as the Life on Albany Committee.
Boston Homeless Census
To end chronic homelessness, we need to understand the scope of the problem. Take the first step by volunteering for the Boston Homeless Census taking place on January 31.
Activist Bucks: Innovation Grants
Activist Bucks provide support for student projects that promote solutions to real-world problems. Applications due November 27.