Ten local public health practitioners—all graduates of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Leaders in Health program—discussed their efforts to promote health and wellness in the Boston area at a November 16 capstone event for the program. The practitioners came from city health departments, community-based organizations, and local health coalitions focused on public health issues ranging from physical activity to sexual health to housing justice.
The eight-week Leaders in Health program offers community public health workers without a formal public health education an introduction to the field, including the fundamentals of program design and evaluation and community-based participatory research. The program uses an expanded curriculum developed by Harvard Chan School’s Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity.
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