Harvard Medical School
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115

P: (617) 432-4634
F: (617) 432-3834

Director: Sheila Nutt
EdD

Contact: Sheila Nutt
EdD
P: (617) 432-4634
F: (617) 432-3834

Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities (RIA)

Year Program Started: 2004

Max. Participants/Year: 400

Application Deadline: web site for details

Program Timeframe: spring (one-day event)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 6-8

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education

Program Attributes: meals provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 6, 7, and 8), area of residence (Boston Public Schools & Cambridge Public Schools)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: health sciences, biological sciences, art, English

Additional Comments: Reflection in Action is a day-long program offering students the opportunity to generate and share their vision for positive change in their communities through creative expression. Through visual, written, and performing arts, students identify pressing health care needs that are currently overlooked in today's media. The program provides a proactive approach to healthy living that focuses on personal empowerment, access, awareness, and good health habits.