Healthy support for city’s Puerto Rican community

A new ini­tia­tive by Carmen Sceppa, asso­ciate pro­fessor of health sci­ences, aims to improve the health of Boston’s Puerto Rican com­mu­nity, which suf­fers dis­pro­por­tion­ately from ail­ments such as heart dis­ease and diabetes.

Bridging the gap’

As senior cap­stone, health sci­ences stu­dents designed a com­pre­hen­sive col­lege readi­ness pro­gram to help high school seniors at Squash­Busters make the tran­si­tion to college