Harm Reduction as a Means of Reclaiming Dignity, Respect, and Acceptance for the Marginalized
Student Allison Mcbride on her work at AHOPE, the challenges those with substance use disorders face every day, and how we can all get involved in this work.
Change is Made by Those Who Show Up. So I Bought a Ticket to D.C.
SPH staff member Emily Barbo discusses the risks of BOEM’s proposed offshore oil drilling program and how she is getting involved.
A Huge Step Toward a More Equitable Public Health System
Lendy Chu is a BUSPH student who serves as Activist Fellow on Public Health Regionalization. We sat down with Lendy to learn about her experience.
The Power of Community Gardens to Improve Health
Recent SPH graduate, Reann Gibson on the Activist Bucks program and undeniable power of community gardens to improve health.
Identifying a need, the decision-maker who can make it happen, and then targeting that decision-maker with a proven, attention-grabbing strategy—that’s advocacy. Advocacy, then, is a critical component of the public health discipline. This is one of the reasons why we’ve made advocacy training a priority not only for the Activist Lab but also for the curriculum at SPH. We want to teach our students relevant skills that are eminently transferable to both their careers and their personal goals. And we aim to prepare them to be a positive influence in whatever challenging situation they may face in the future.
Advocacy Training News
9:00 am- 4:30 pm
World Information Architecture Day: Design for DifferenceMassachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium
5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Opioid Epidemic and Harm Reduction Approaches: Working at the Intersection of Social Work, Public Health, and Emergency ServicesBU Kilachand Center, Colloquium Room
9:00 am- 3:30 pm
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Creating Inclusive EnvironmentsThe NonProfit Center
8:30 am- 5:00 pm
Innovate@BU IDEA ConferenceBoston University Questrom School of Business
2019 Health Equity Symposium: Poster Session Abstract Deadline
5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
In Real Life Workshop: Designing for ImpactBUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center