Author: Cristi Carman
APHA Mid-Year Meeting
| March 19, 2012 | 8:45 am | Conference | No comments

Registration is now open for the The American Public Health Association’s second-ever mid-year meeting.

The New Public Health: Rewiring for the Future

What: A 3-day conference of speakers, workshops and panel discussions.

When: June 26-28, 2012

Where: Charlotte, North Carolina

For more information and to register:

Boston Young Healthcare Professionals – Winter Networking Event
| January 25, 2012 | 3:47 pm | Uncategorized | No comments

Boston Young Healthcare Professionals has announced its first panel & networking event of 2012!

BYHP and Pricewaterhouse Cooper have collaborated to provide an opportunity for health professionals from across Boston to network and to hear from a panel of experts representing a diverse range of health care professions, including physicians, insurers, and consumer advocates.

The panel will discuss the key issues facing local and national healthcare industry in 2012! Panelists include Brian Rosman of Health Care For All and Serena Foong, Senior Manager of PwC’s Health Research Institute.

When: Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: PwC Offices, 125 High Street, 11th Floor, Boston


For more info:

Spanish Classes
| November 15, 2011 | 12:03 pm | Social Event | No comments

CHAT is offering FREE SPANISH classes for beginners!

  • Gain or strengthen your language skills
  • Work to overcome language barriers
  • Give your resume a boost
  • Meet other Tufts students

Classes will be held twice a month, beginning in December.

Details on the first class:

When: Thursday, December 1st, 4:00-5:15 p.m.

Where: M&V Room 102

Who: PHPD, MBS, Emerson, and Friedman students

Note: The session will start promptly at 4:00 p.m.  Intermediate-level speakers are welcome to join to practice their Spanish, but this class is primarily for beginners.

RSVP via Doodle

Email us with questions:  CHATufts at gmail dot com

BYHP Networking Event
| November 8, 2011 | 10:13 am | Social Event | No comments

November Networking Event
with Boston Young Healthcare Professionals

Stop by Flann O’Brien’s Pub on Wednesday, November 16 from 6-9pm

  • Chat with our Executive Board and Committee Chairs
  • Learn more about BYHP membership
  • Explore leadership and participation opportunities
  • Meet other healthcare professionals

Bring colleagues and peers!  RSVP at Eventbrite

Health Advocacy Training
| October 27, 2011 | 10:48 am | Activist Events | No comments

Join CHAT in a Health Advocacy Training with Health Care For All!

What: An opportunity to learn the essential skills and knowledge to advocate for the health                        issues you are passionate about!

When: Tuesday, November 15th  1:00-3:00 p.m.

Where: Health Care For All – 30 Winter St., 10th Floor, in Boston

  • Part 1: “Health Advocacy Toolkit” – brought to you by Health Care For All’s Brian Rosman & Alyssa Vangeli  (a Tufts MPH/JD aluma!)
  • Part 2: Meet with your legislator at the State House! We will use  a current Massachusetts  health issue as a case study to apply  skills gained in the training.
  • Case study: Health leaders across the state are calling for A Public Health Trust to increase state support for community-based prevention.

RVSP to CHATufts at gmail dot com by November 3rd – provide your address or electoral district

Friedman School On-Campus Food & Beverage Survey
| October 17, 2011 | 6:03 pm | Activist Events | No comments

Several students have approached the Friedman School administration about the closing of the Jaharis Cafe and the general lack of healthier food and beverage options on campus. As the Friedman School is part of a community of graduate programs devoted to nutrition and health, many feel it’s important that we walk the talk and improve the food environment in our learning and work place. But bringing healthier food and drink options to campus will be easier if we speak as a collective voice. This survey is an opportunity for the student body to do just that.

The attached survey contains all available food options that Tufts could contract to fill the two vending machines in Jaharis Cafe (excludes the larger, more recent vending machine). Please take a few minutes to select your preferred options for each category. Results from the survey will be shared with administration and Tufts Dining Services, both of which are ready and willing to work with students to better meet our needs.

Please note: This survey is the first step in a larger initiative to address the availability of healthier food and drinks at the Friedman School and Tufts School of Medicine.

Click here to access the survey!

Thanks for your time and for sharing your voice.

MPHA Annual Conference
| October 12, 2011 | 9:52 am | Uncategorized | No comments

Funding the Future of Public Health: Back from the Brink?

What: Massachusetts Public Health Association Annual Conference

When: November 18th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, MA

CHAT will host a carpool contact us if you’d like a ride!

The conference will include:

  • Keynote Speaker Jeff Levi, Executive Director of Trust for America’s Health, will address the unprecedented funding challenges facing public health today and the emerging opportunities for funding a strong 21st century public health system.
  • A lively panel discussion about public health funding in the Commonwealth
  • Exhibitors representing grassroots organizations and local businesses
  • Networking opportunities

MPHA is also looking for Tufts student to volunteer at the conference. This is an excellent opportunity to network with MPHA, public health professionals and fellow students, as well as represent Tufts University.

To register, visit:

To volunteer, carpool or ask questions, email

Ounce of Prevention Conference
| September 20, 2011 | 12:51 pm | Conference | No comments

Ounce of Prevention 2011

Communities – Taking Charge – Making Change

October 4, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Marks, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. James Marks, a national public health leader, will provide inspiration as we innovate despite economic challenges.

Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlboro, MA

Conference Summary:

The U.S. public health system is moving toward increased use of evidence-based policy and systems change to prevent disease, promote health, and eliminate disparities.  How do we go beyond the buzz words to understand what’s really happening and gain tools to strengthen our own communities, organizations, and residents?

Participants in the 2011 Ounce of Prevention conference will examine:

  • Public health prevention in the era of state and national health care reform
  • Promoting community health with data and accessible technology
  • Challenges and benefits of increasing access to locally produced foods

To register, visit:

If you have questions or would like to carpool, contact CHAT

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Hike Mt. Monadnock with CHAT!
| September 17, 2011 | 12:27 pm | Social Event | No comments

What: An opportunity to get out of the city, stretch your legs and enjoy the fall leaves!

When: Saturday, Oct 8st  (rescheduled from September 24th)

Where: Mt. Monadnock (3,165 ft) in New Hampshire

Who: Tufts faculty, students, family and significant others

  • To carpool: Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alewife T Station (red line). We will return to Alewife by 5 p.m.  Or you can meet us at the trailhead.
  • If you’d like to drive a carpool, let us know! We’ll share the cost of gas.
  • Bring your own lunch and water
  • $4 per person entrance fee at the mountain
  • RVSP to CHATufts at gmail dot com by October 1

Email CHATufts at gmail dot com if you have questions or would like directions

Please note: This is not an official Tufts event, people participate at their own risk.

Fall Internship Opportunity

Community Catalyst is looking for a fall intern who is excited about expanding health coverage!  The intern will assist with the Private Insurance Team, which is working on improving access to private health insurance in states across the country.

Interns will be part of an organization that is at the forefront of health care reform.

Though applicants don’t need to know a lot about private insurance, they should be good at research and willing to read regulation and legislation.

For more info: