Public health and you

By Garrett Prendiville Nobody can know how our public health system will change over the next four years. Not with certainty. But from what has been discussed so far, many health programs and plans will be overhauled. The Secretary of Health heads the public health system of our nation. As part of the Cabinet, the Secretary of Health oversees…

Public Health: What Does It Entail?

By Gary Prendiville Google “public health” and you’ll get a broad definition: the health of the population as a whole, especially as monitored, regulated, and promoted by the state. Nice and professional, right? But what does it actually mean? Public health has an extensive and diverse reach. While public health is large scale in focus, the importance of individuals should…

We’re all about Public Health, and so is Ray Rosenbloom

By Gary Prendiville  Interested in bringing awareness to the drug/opioid epidemic, the diseases affecting poverty-stricken communities, or the need for health care equity? Project Hope is a collection of students striving to promote public health awareness. To combat Boston’s drug/opioid epidemic, Project Hope partners with the Allston Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force to faciliate discussions on health and substance abuse.  Project Hope also…

A Passion for Public Health

By Olivia Rosenburg Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Andres Amaya, the 2015-2016 Program Manager for Project Hope at the CSC. Project Hope focuses on public health and providing education and volunteer opportunities within these issues. Topics that are covered in project hope range from childhood obesity to HIV/AIDS awareness (World AIDS week…