The Friends of Brookline Public Health have recently announced the recipients of two prestigious awards – the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award and the Herb Carlin Community Health Award. These honors will be presented at an upcoming meeting on November 29th.
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 are among the recipients of the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in public health both locally and nationally.
Brookline Thrives, a community organization that addresses food insecurity, and Bonnie Bastien, who founded Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic, are also being awarded for their outstanding contributions to Brookline’s public health with the Herb Carlin Community Health Award. This award acknowledges organizations or individuals that have made significant contributions to public health in Brookline.
The awards presentation will take place at the event “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline” organized by Friends of Brookline Public Health on Wednesday, November 29th from 6-7:30 p.m., at Brookline High School located at 115 Greenough St. The event features a panel discussion with local experts discussing AI’s intersection with public health in Brookline. Interested individuals can reserve their spot for attendance which is free of charge. Donations to Friends of Brookline Public Health are welcomed through their website. The event is also being co-sponsored by the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services.
These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose work has had a significant impact on public health in Brookline during this challenging time.