Beth-Anne Viera, MPH
Assistant Director Health Services, Health Education & Promotion
Department of Health Services
LiveWell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion & Wellness
Office Location: Oak Glen, 2nd Floor
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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
c/o Health Services
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747
Beth-Anne's professional areas of interest include: social justice and its relationship to health care access, delivery, quality and outcomes; mental health promotion and suicide prevention; HIV/AIDS; and women's health.
Following her graduation form Boston University, Beth-Anne worked at the Boston Visiting Nurse Association and Boston HealthNet for several years before joining the UMass Dartmouth community in 2004 as the Health Educator.
Beth-Anne has been strongly influenced by her volunteer work at various non-profit organizations, including: Health House ( a now defunct women's health resource center). Planned Parenthood, Boston G.L.A.S.S. (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services), F.I.N.E.X. House (a shelter for women and children escaping abuse), and Fenway Community Health.
Beth-Anne is a certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and OWL (Our Whole Lives) instructor. QPR is a suicide prevention program; OWL is a comprehensive sexuality education program. Beth-Anne volunteers as the Massachusetts State Coordinator for the Bacchus Network and the coordinator for the New England Health Educators Network, a group of health promotion professionals working in higher education throughout New England. She is an active member of the American College Health Association.
In her free time, Beth-Anne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, raising her feminist sons, reading, writing, and baking.