National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week in Brookline is April 4 - 10, 2022.

National Public Health Week acknowledges the contributions of public health in communities across the country and highlights the issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. In 2022, the Brookline Department of Public Health will celebrate the week by holding virtual forums and providing more ways for you to become involved in public health.

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK EVENTS

PUBLIC HEALTH THE PUBLIC GOOD imagePUBLIC HEALTH & THE PUBLIC GOOD: BOLSTERING BROOKLINE FOR THE FUTURE | APRIL 4, 2022, 6:00 PM

Dr. Sandro Galea's new book, The Contagion Next Time, amplifies the underlying societal issues (racism, marginalization, socioeconomic inequality) that impact an individual’s health. Join Dr. Galea, Brookline resident, and Dean, Boston University School of Public Health and the other panelists as they examine these issues through a Brookline lens.  Event sponsored by the Friends of Brookline Public Health. 

PUBLIC HEALTH & THE PUBLIC GOOD (Event Recording)

PUBLIC HEALTH & THE PUBLIC GOOD | Event Flyer (PDF)

TEENS AND SCREENS imageTEENS & SCREENS: FINDING BALANCE IN THE NEW NORMAL | APRIL 6, 2022, 7:00 PM

As a follow-up to the eye-opening documentary “LIKE,” Dr. Michael Rich a/k/a “The Mediatrician” will address how to work WITH technology, not against it, sharing concrete advice on setting limits and strategies for talking about screen time, content, and the health risks of overuse. 

Visit www.B-PEN.org for more information.

TEENS & SCREENS | Event Flyer (PDF)

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION image

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION | APRIL 7, 2022, 2 SESSIONS: 9:00 AM & 6:00 PM

A little mindfulness goes a long way. Decades of scientific research show its positive effects on mental health and overall wellbeing for children and adults alike.

Join Brookline resident Jeannine Schroder, for this 45-minute session. Learn what mindfulness is, practice two mindfulness meditations, and explore how mindfulness offers the possibility for a stronger foundation, healthier self, and kinder connections. 

Register here | AM SESSION - 9:00 AM

Register here | PM SESSION - 6:00 PM

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION | Event Flyer (PDF)

MEATLESS MEALS imageBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! | VEGETARIAN RECIPES

Back by popular demand. A month of meatless recipes, first introduced during National Public Health Week 2019. Make a positive impact on climate change with the Brookline Department of Public Health’s climate-conscious recipes. Reducing meat consumption is a big step toward bettering the health of Brookline and the planet. 

Click on the recipes below.


WEEK 1

Bean and Squash Tacos

Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Eggplant Parm

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Vegetable Barley Soup


WEEK 2

BBQ Cauliflower Wings

Chilaquiles Casserole

Lentils with Spinach


Vegetarian Cassoulet

Pulled “Pork” Sliders



WEEK 3

Eggplant Casserole

Walnut Rosemary Salmon

Chipotle Lime Tacos

Vegan Thai Curry 

Orzo with Mushrooms



WEEK 4

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Salsa Black Bean Burgers

Zucchini Flatbread

Tomato & Broccoli Pasta


Spicy Lentil Soup



PAUL FARMER MD image

IN MEMORIAM | PAUL FARMER, MD, PhD (1959 - 2022)

Physician, Visionary, Humanitarian

Leader in Global Public Health

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" bendingthearcfilm.com - A documentary about Dr. Farmer's work.