The Friends of Brookline Public Health have announced the recipients of two prestigious awards that will be presented at an upcoming meeting on November 29. These awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made remarkable contributions to the public health of Brookline.
The Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award will be given to 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 service during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary 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 addressing food insecurity, and Bonnie Bastien, who launched Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic. This award recognizes organizations or individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the public health of Brookline.
The event “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline” will take place on Wednesday, November 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brookline High School located at 115 Greenough St. The event will feature a panel presentation and dynamic discussion with local experts in the field about the intersection of AI, Public Health, and Brookline. Those interested in attending can reserve a spot here. While attending is free, donations to Friends of Brookline Public Health are welcome and can be made here. The event is co-sponsored by the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services.