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Brookline Public Health Honors Community Leaders at Award Ceremony; Encourages Attendees to Join AI Panel Discussion


Nov 21, 2023

In recognition of their exceptional service during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of Brookline Public Health are thrilled to announce the recipients of two prestigious awards – the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award and the Herb Carlin Community Health Award. These awards will be presented at an upcoming meeting on Nov. 29.

The Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award will be given to 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 for their outstanding leadership in public health. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in public health, both locally and nationally.

On the other hand, the Herb Carlin Community Health Award will be presented to Brookline Thrives, a community organization that addresses food insecurity, and Bonnie Bastien, who launched Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic. This award honors organizations or individuals who have made remarkable contributions to public health in Brookline.

The awards will be presented to the deserving recipients 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 located at 115 Greenough St. The event aims to discuss how AI can revolutionize public health by improving healthcare delivery in Brookline. Those interested in attending can reserve a spot here while donations to support this event are welcome and can be made here as well. The event is free to attend but donations are appreciated as they help fund future events like this one that benefit our community’s health and wellbeing

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