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 Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans

In what could serve as a model for tackling one of the nation’s top public health crises, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans is teaming up with two Western Massachusetts sheriff’s offices to design, implement and study an opioid treatment program for jail detainees in Franklin and Hampshire counties.

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.

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