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 doctoral student Sarah Lowe at the Sundance Film Festival

Doctoral candidate Sarah Lowe appeared on a Sundance Film Festival panel titled “Moving the Needle: How Immigrant Stories Are Shifting American Culture.” Lowe, who is pursuing her PhD in Health Promotion and Policy under the mentorship of Aline Gubrium, serves as the Head of Research + Impact at Define American, the nonprofit founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented American, Jose Antonio Vargas.

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

Gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective, concludes Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans in her latest research about opioid use disorder (OUD).

Featured Video

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