The Friends of Brookline Public Health have announced the recipients of two awards – the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award and the Herb Carlin Community Health Award. The awards will be presented at an upcoming meeting on Nov. 29.
Lawrence “Larry” Madoff, MD, Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the staff of the Brookline Department of Public Health will both receive the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award for their exceptional service during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of Public Health, both locally and nationally.
Brookline Thrives, a community organization addressing food insecurity, and Bonnie Bastien, who started Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic, will receive the Herb Carlin Community Health Award. This award is given to organizations or individuals who have made significant contributions to the public health of Brookline.
The awards will be presented during the Friends of Brookline Public Health’s event “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brookline High School, 115 Greenough St.
The event features a panel presentation with local experts discussing the intersection of AI, Public Health, and Brookline. Those interested can reserve a spot for the event and attendance is free. Donations to the Friends of Brookline Public Health are welcome and can be made through their website. The event is also being co-sponsored by the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services.