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The Friends of Brookline Public Health are thrilled to announce the recipients of two esteemed awards – the Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award and the Herb Carlin Community Health Award. These prestigious accolades will be presented at an upcoming gathering on November 29th.

The Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award will be bestowed upon 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 exceptional service during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of public health, both locally and nationally.

On the other hand, the Herb Carlin Community Health Award will be awarded to Brookline Thrives, a community organization that focuses on addressing food insecurity, and Bonnie Bastien, who founded Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic. This award recognizes organizations or individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the public health of Brookline.

The awards will be presented to the deserving recipients during an event hosted by Friends of Brookline Public Health titled “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline.” The event will take place on Wednesday, November 29th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Brookline High School located at 115 Greenough St. During this event, attendees can enjoy a panel presentation and a dynamic discussion with local experts in public health about AI’s role in improving healthcare services in our community. Interested individuals can reserve their spot here.

While attending this event is free of cost

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