Public Health in Action: Chrismery Gonzalez '18MPH
Alumna Chrismery Gonzalez '16, ’18MPH is on a mission to create a more equitable and healthy community in the city of Springfield, MA through her leadership position in the Office of Racial Justice and Health Equity. In this profile, she explains how her time in the Community Health Education program at UMass Amherst helped her become an effective leader in change.
Beyond the Classroom: HEART in Holyoke
In January 2021, the Holyoke District Court launched the Holyoke Early Access to Recovery and Treatment (HEART) program. The program is designed to provide access to healthcare for individuals with an opioid use disorder who come before the court. The program is administered by the Honorable Judge William Hadley '80 in collaboration with community stakeholders and with support from Associate Professor Elizabeth Evans and her team of student interns.
Q&A Session: COVID-19 Operational Posture and Resources to Support Mental Health and Well-Being
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted a live information session and Q&A featuring SPHHS faculty, staff and students on Friday, February 12, 2021. The presentation included an overview of the University's new high risk operational posture; a snapshot of COVID-19 cases and "how we got here"; strategies to support your well-being; and information on campus well-being resources.
Why UMass? SPHHS Graduate Students Tell Us
Graduate students from across all SPHHS departments tell us why they love UMass, why they chose to attend, and what their education has given them.
Public Health & Health Sciences Showcase: Answering the Call in a Time of Pandemic
During UMass Homecoming week, Dean Siega-Riz held a virtual forum featuring the SPHHS faculty, staff, and students who have been leading the coronavirus pandemic response efforts on campus, in the commonwealth, and across the nation. Hear from those who have been directly involved in efforts such as contact tracing, antibody testing, prediction modeling, and health promotion efforts to help track, mitigate, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Elder Companionship Project: Message for Residents
Students from across all majors and disciplines within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences share words of comfort with the residents of nursing and rehab facilities, assisted-living residents, and retirement communities.
Elder Companionship Project: Message for Staff
Students from across all majors and disciplines within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences share words of encouragement and appreciation for the staff caring for residents living in nursing and rehab facilities, assisted-living residents, and retirement communities.
Health Promotion and Policy at UMass Amherst
Students in Health Promotion and Policy are helping to build healthier worlds.