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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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Opioid overdoses are the #1 killer of Boston’s homeless. That’s why Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program created a first-of-its-kind medical drop-in center called SPOT (Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment) that’s saving lives. But the battle against overdoses is ongoing, and we need your help. Donate today at Bostons-Underdogs.com. Together, we can write Boston’s next great underdog story.

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Napa Valley Register

Christine Loeber, who died in the March shootings at The Pathway Home, now has a medical clinic at the New England Center and Home for Veterans named in her honor.

“Christine and her life are now forever etched into the work of two of the best organizations in this field, anywhere,” Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said at the recent standing-room-only dedication ceremony, held at veterans home in Boston.

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Wicked Local Easton

Christine Loeber devoted her life to ill veterans and now a medical clinic at the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) has been named in her honor.

Loeber, 48, an Easton native, was killed in March at the California veterans treatment program where she worked along with two of her colleagues in a hostage standoff.

“Christine and her life are now forever etched into the work of two of the best organizations in this field, anywhere,” Governor Charlie Baker said at the recent standing-room-only dedication ceremony, held at NECHV in Boston.

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Public Health Post

We—a team of researchers from Boston University School of Public Health, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs—are conducting a longitudinal study of homeless people and the health advantages that may accrue from a mobile phone and health-related text messaging intervention. While our study is not yet completed, we have seen death and adversity come too often to our participants. To date, our sample of sixty-four has experienced at least five incarcerations, five deaths, one stroke, and one attempted suicide.

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To read the press release in Spanish, click here.

 

 

 

In mid-March 2018, a lapse in security led to a possible breach of the Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s (BHCHP’s) clinic at St. Francis House (SFH) in Boston. BHCHP’s comprehensive investigation found no evidence of access to protected health information of patients.

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Muse

While most of us can relate to some level of addiction—be it sugar, caffeine, nicotine or alcohol—we can't fathom what it's like to be homeless. We thought the creative brief gave us a solid clue. It didn't. That is, until our team started working on our campaign to raise awareness for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program's latest innovation.

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