The Friends of Brookline Public Health is thrilled to announce the recipients of two highly prestigious awards – the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award and the Herb Carlin Community Health Award. These honors will be presented during the upcoming event on November 29th.
The Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award will be given to Lawrence “Larry” Madoff, MD, Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Sciences at Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the staff of the Brooklyn Department of Public Health for their outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in public health, both nationally and locally.
On the other hand, the Herb Carlin Community Health Award will be presented to Brookline Thrives, a community organization that works towards alleviating food insecurity in Brookline, and Bonnie Bastien, who founded Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic. This award acknowledges organizations or individuals that have made remarkable contributions to Brookline’s public health.
The awards will be presented at an event hosted by Friends of Brookline Public Health titled “Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline.” The event will feature a panel discussion with local experts in AI and public health regarding how technology can improve healthcare services in our community. Attendees can reserve their spot here.
Although this event is free to attend, donations to Friends of Brookline Public Health are welcome and can be made here. The Brooklyn Department of Public Health and Human Services is a co-sponsor of this event.