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

The Alan Balsam Public Health Leadership Award will be awarded 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 exceptional service during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This award recognizes 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 presented to Brookline Thrives, a community organization working towards addressing food insecurity in Brookline and Bonnie Bastien, who launched Mutual Aid Brookline during the pandemic. This award honors organizations or individuals who have made remarkable 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, November 29th from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brookline High School located at 115 Greenough Street. The event will feature a panel presentation and dynamic discussion with local experts in the field about how AI intersects with public health in Brookline. Those interested in attending can reserve a spot here.

While attendance is free, donations to the Friends of Brookline Public Health are welcome and can be made here. The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services is co-sponsoring this event along with Friends of Brookline Public Health.

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