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Getting to the Point: The Next Frontier of Public Health in Massachusetts

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Getting to the Point: Public Health

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

State and local leaders discussed public health issues facing communities across Massachusetts, including gun safety, substance abuse, mental health, and the social determinants of health. The panel highlighted how the Commonwealth addresses each of these issues and reflected on opportunities for the state to continue to lead and expand on support for strong public health policy. Moderated by Gideon Gil, Managing Editor of STAT, the conversation featured:

  • Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Michael F. Collins, MD, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Phillomin Laptiste, MHA, Executive Director, Bowdoin Street Health Center
  • Linda Thompson, MPH, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean, University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Institute chief operating officer Gina Perille opened the program with welcome remarks.

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