School of Dental Medicine
The Community Health Advocates at Tufts (CHAT) is the first official student group in the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree program. Made up of Tufts graduate students hailing from a variety of backgrounds, CHAT provides a forum for collaboration between future health care leaders from the Tufts community and advocates for causes such as health care policy and disease prevention.
In partnership with the Massachusetts Public Health Association, CHAT recently blogged about their support of the Act FRESH campaign policy agenda.
In August 2009, School of Dental Medicine Clinical Associate Professor Aidee Herman led a group of 19 volunteers on a humanitarian trip to Haiti for the Institute of Human and Community Development. The volunteers provided dental care for 900 patients, including the the mayor of Port-Au-Prince, Jean-Yves Jason. Watch a photo slideshow from the mission:
Dr. Herman’s upcoming trip will be the third time she’s led a group to Haiti. She went in August 2008, August 2009, and this school year, she will go during March 2011.