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.
Sani Sac Project
SPH Students are collecting and accepting donations of sanitary and hygiene products to make Sani Sacs for the homeless populations in the South Boston area. Donations can be dropped off during the Month of March in the Talbot Building Lobby.
March for our Lives–Boston Common
The Activist Lab is organizing a team of activist to march together and say #ENOUGH.
National Public Health Week
SPH is hosting a number of activities to celebrate National Public Health Week kicking off with a livestream of the keynote address by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams in L-112 at 72 E. Concord Street Monday, April 2 at 1 p.m.
Gun Violence Prevention Hack-a-thon
During the Gun Violence Prevention Challenge Summit & Hack-a-thon, the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies will employ a public health approach to gun violence prevention by generating innovations that can address gun safety, mental health, community resilience, and policy.