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

Lisa Wexler and colleagues recently received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to expand and adapt PC CARES, a “community mobilization” approach to translate research into practice for an Alaska Native youth suicide prevention program in 15 remote Alaska towns.

Aline Gubrium publishes on the use of narrative intervention as a tool for empowering young mothers in the current issue of Human Organization. The article focuses on the positive results of her "Hear Our Stories" digital storytelling project as a means to work against the negative stereotypes often associated with teen pregnancy.

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Students in Health Promotion and Policy are helping to build healthier worlds.