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Brookline Public Health Friends Announce Award Winners, Encourage Community to Attend AI Panel


Nov 20, 2023

The Friends of Brookline Public Health are thrilled to announce the recipients of two esteemed awards – the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award and the Herb Carlin Community Health Award, which will be presented at an upcoming meeting on Nov. 29.

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 outstanding service 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 addressing 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 event “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline” is taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 6-7:30 pm 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 AI’s intersection with public health in Brookline. Those interested in attending can reserve their spot here. While the event is free to attend, donations to Friends of Brookline Public Health are welcome and can be made here. The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services is co-sponsoring this event.

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