Community Outreach Partnerships
Global and Population Health continued to expand its community outreach activities and recruit dental students, faculty, and staff volunteers into its various service programs. In 2015-2016, 69% of GSDM’s pre-doctoral students, 415/600, participated in school-sponsored service activities, including community outreach activities and roles as teaching assistants and admissions tour hosts. Of the 415 students who participated in one or more of GSDM’s service activities, 305 (73%) of students participated as volunteers and 110 (27%) participated as part of their ongoing curriculum. Additionally, 15 postdoctoral students and 107 faculty and staff volunteered to serve in one or more community outreach activities.
Strategic partnerships with 145 organizations form the foundation for many of the research, teaching, and service programs managed by GPH. These partnerships strengthen our community outreach as we collaborate on programs and events that reach thousands of individuals and families in Boston and its surrounding communities. This year many new collaborative events occurred with both current and the following new partners: Al Huda Society, City of Boston Veterans Services, McGlynn Elementary School, Pine Village Preschool, Project Hope, Raising a Reader Massachusetts, Saint Anthony’s Shrine, Susan S. Bailis Assisted Living, and Work Inc.