Edwin Slater Jr. (EJ) was recognized at BACH’s Annual Meeting in December 2016 with our Healthy Community Leadership Award, given to five Boston residents who are either immigrants, persons of color, or from another underrepresented group and have taken on leadership roles in their communities and demonstrated a commitment to improving community health and addressing racial and ethnic health inequities in Boston. EJ was awarded for his outstanding work with Turn It Around, a campaign created by the youth in Charlestown to raise awareness on the dangers of prescription drug abuse and the everyday pressures that can lead to addiction. For this work EJ was also honored on Monday night, February 27, 2017 with the “Heroes Among Us” award by the Boston Celtics, given to individuals who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others in our Boston community.

Learn more about EJ and the stories of our other Healthy Community Leadership Awardees through our Spotlight Series.

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