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

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Lisa Wexler

Associate Professor Lisa Wexler returned to campus this fall after a semester in Halifax, Canada on a Fulbright scholarship. During her travels, Wexler’s primary focus was a community arts project titled “This is What I Wish You Knew.”

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Louis Graham

Assistant Professor Louis Graham has received a $2.3 million NIH grant to lead a community-based participatory research program in partnership with Springfield's Men of Color Health Awareness.