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The Lowell Sun

Joanne Guarino was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Merrimack Valley Substance Use Disorder Symposium at UTEC in Lowell, a free event that brought together more than 350 people from area public safety agencies, health care organizations, recovery groups and more.

An Everett resident, Guarino's life turned around after being homeless for three decades.

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The Boston Globe

The quiet waiting room at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program is transformed into a buzz of activity every Saturday, offering women, most of whom are homeless, free medical care and welcoming them to a day of fun — with haircuts, facials, arts and crafts, and board games.

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Wicked Local Dover

100 care kits will be donated to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program for its clientele. Care Kits will include scarves, hats, gloves, socks, snacks and personal care products. Volunteers will then create a handwritten holiday card to be included in each Care Kit.

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Science Direct

Opioid-related overdoses and deaths among adolescents in the United States continue to increase, but little is known about adolescents who experience opioid-related non-fatal overdose (NFOD). Our objective was to describe (1) the characteristics of adolescents aged 11–17 who experienced NFOD and (2) their receipt of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in the 12 months following NFOD, compared with adults.

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The Conversation

“Homelessness is one of the most intractable and complex problems facing cities around the globe,” says my colleague Dr Jim O’Connell from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). It is somewhat sobering to hear that Boston is now into its third “ten-year plan” to end homelessness. Despite the success of Boston’s Housing First programs in housing many people who have lived on the streets for years, it has proven difficult to “turn off the homelessness tap”.

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Notre Dame Alumni and Friends

The Notre Dame Alumni Association today announced the inaugural recipients of the Lennon Life Prize, part of the new Chuck and Joan Lennon Gospel of Life Initiative, a set of programs aimed at activating the University’s robust clubs network to be forces for good in upholding the value of life at all stages.

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BU School of Public Health

Together, We Are Changing the World” was the theme of the School of Public Health’s For the Future of Public Health Gala, which gathered more than 350 community members, public health leaders, students, alumni, and friends of the school on November 1 at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston.

The evening affair celebrated the research, scholarship, and practice of SPH that has positioned the school as a global leader in educating public health professionals and translating research into innovative practice.

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BCBSMA News Service

Massachusetts ballot measure may have serious public health implications if it repeals a state law preventing discrimination against transgender people in public places, health policy experts are warning.

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The Boston Herald

Read about BHCHP's Women’s Health Clinic at St. Anthony Shrine, a steadfast symbol of help and hope in Boston’s bustling downtown.

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Harvard Medical School

Our own Dr. Avik Chatterjee moderates a panel at Harvard Medical School, where students call for training on care for current and formerly incarcerated individuals.

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