Community Health Education

The Community Health Education concentration 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 concentration offers a wide range of academic programs 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 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.

University of Massachusetts doctoral candidate Alice Fiddian-Green

Alice Fiddian-Green recently co-authored an article published in the academic journal Health Communication. The doctoral candidate based it on findings from the project Let’s Talk About Sex: Digital Storytelling for Puerto Rican Latina Youth.