Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

The Friends of Brookline Public Health are thrilled to announce the recipients of two highly esteemed awards – the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award and the Herb Carlin Community Health Award, which will be presented at a gathering on November 29th.

The Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award will be bestowed upon Lawrence “Larry” Madoff, MD, Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the staff of the Brookline Department of Public Health for their exceptional work during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field of public health both locally and nationally.

The Herb Carlin Community Health Award will be presented to Brookline Thrives, a community organization that addresses food insecurity, and Bonnie Bastien, who launched Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic. This award honors organizations or individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the public health of Brookline.

The awards will be presented to the deserving recipients during an event hosted by Friends of Brookline Public Health called “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline.” The event takes place on Wednesday, November 29th from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brookline High School located at 115 Greenough St. The event features a panel presentation and dynamic discussion with local experts in the field about how AI intersects with public health and its potential impact on Brookline’s future. Those interested in attending can reserve a spot here.

While attendance at this event is free, donations to Friends of Brookline Public Health are welcome and can be made online here. The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services is co-sponsoring this event with Friends of Brookline Public Health.

By Editor

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