Community Health Education

The Community Health Education program in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences prepares public health professionals to design and implement programs to assist all people to participate in their life situations to the fullest extent of their capabilities. As part of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, the Community Health Education program offers a range of degrees including:

Community Health Education enables people to gain control over the social, political, and personal conditions that affect their health. Community health educators are on the frontlines of this nation’s efforts to reduce health disparities and improve quality of life.

In the Spotlight

As Massachusetts prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana in 2018, researchers in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and staff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), have begun a one-year baseline study to assess the level of marijuana use before legal, recreational sales go into effect.

Associate Professor of Community Health Education Aline Gubrium has been elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association. She begins serving immediately as the Chair Elect, for a one-year term and will take over the position of Chair beginning in December 2018.