Students work with the Activist Lab to gain the knowledge and real-world experience they need to face each injustice as an opportunity to confront the systems that created it.
Grow Your Practice
For SPH students to meet the world as it is, we support them with the resources they need to take their public health practice to the next level. We developed an ever-evolving series of programs and opportunities to ground students in the core competencies of public health practice while also supporting their passion for social justice.
Essential practice skills include clear written and oral communication, data analysis and interpretation, budget management, strategic thinking and planning, team and community engagement, and the art of leadership. Students learn the skills that complement and augment the world-class education provided in the classroom in order to prepare them to successfully face the world throughout their careers.
Advocacy Workshops and Training:
Our Activism Clinics are designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with training on a specific area of public health activism in a hands-on workshop experience. Each session will help students become well-rounded, skilled professionals who can develop issues from the ground up, explore strategies, and communicate effectively with community members, stakeholders, courts, agency officials, scientific experts, opposing parties, and more. These clinics are available for in-person participation only and will be recorded for later viewing.
Health Resources in Action - Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project
The HRiA Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), as part of SAMHSA’s State Opioid Response (SOR) grant. HRiA staff provides training and technical assistance in a number of substance use and human services topics including:
- overdose prevention
- naloxone administration
- motivational interviewing
- harm reduction
- drug-related stigma
- stimulant use
- non-clinical supervision
- secondary trauma
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