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

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Luis Valdez

The NIH has awarded Assistant Professor Luis A. Valdez a two-year grant to fund a project titled “MOCHA Latino: An Investigation of Stress and Chronic Disease Prevention in Low-Income Latino Men,” an extension of an ongoing five-year, community-based participatory research (CBPR) project with Springfield’s Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA) group.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Evans was chosen as the 2019 recipient of the UMass Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Research. The award recognizes “individual achievement in outreach as an incentive to further community engagement on the part of the academic enterprise.” 

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