Sarah Anderson
Dr. Jim O'Connell

Sarah Anderson first graced our lives in 1986, joining a pantheon of breathtakingly strong women who forged not only our program but also my own career. As a doctor, I bristled at the thought of inviting a lawyer into our midst. Coming to us from Greater Boston Legal Services, Sarah immediately neutralized any skepticism by quoting the famous 19th century German pathologist Virchow, who believed that “physicians are the natural lawyers for the poor.” She smiled and said that we were both in the same business, and we had a lot of work to do together. 

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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour will be joined on Twitter on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. ET by NewsHour reporter/producer Frank Carlson (@frankncarlson), chief medical officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Dr. Jessie Gaeta (@jessiegaeta), and community outreach manager at the Anchor Recovery Center, Jonathan Goyer (@JonathanGoyer).

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PBS NewsHour

Fifty times more powerful than heroin, Fentanyl is driving a surge in overdose deaths and ratcheting up the stakes in the opioid crisis. Where does the synthetic drug come from, and how can it be managed? William Brangham reports from Massachusetts as part of the series, “America Addicted.”

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Medtech Boston

This article features BHCHP case manager Sam Russo, nurse Kate Orlin, and Lexi Schneider, a member of BHCHP’s HIV/AIDS team. It chronicles the October 2 “Start Up with Non-Profits” panel, part of the Emering Leaders Board speakers series.

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Spare Change News

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) hosted an event on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day and to remember those who have lost their lives to opioid-related overdoses.

The memorial was hosted at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library at 685 Tremont St. and at BHCHP’s main building, the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT), at 780 Albany St. SPOT is able to provide emergency medical support to those in need and at risk of overdose.

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Dr Jessie Gaeta BHCHP Chief Medical Officer MassChallenge PULSE

"We need to speed up the search for innovative solutions that reduce overdose deaths. We are seeking startups with digital solutions." Join Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in their Cybersecurity, Opioid Abuse Support and Prevention, Patient Communication and
Patient Flow Challenges!

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The Kraft Center of Community Health

In collaboration with Boston Healthcare Program for the Homeless, the City of Boston, the Hearst Foundation, the GE Foundation and Ford Motor Company, the Kraft Center for Community Health will pilot a mobile addiction and primary care van. The mobile van will focus on hotspots for opioid use and overdose to stabilize individuals, initiate and continue treatment and link them with long-term, community-based care.

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t3: Changing the Conversation

Host Jeff Olivet visits Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program where they are working to prevent drug overdose and support treatment and recovery. His honest conversations with a person in treatment and a nurse and doctor bring to light some of the real, day-to-day issues of the opioid epidemic.

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In Cambridge, a woman named Kristin sits down on a stone bench to talk about a common, but rarely discussed injury during the opioid epidemic: rape.

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Jamaica Plain News

Chalk messages seen Thursday outside the Jackson Square MBTA station (above) and by the boathouse at Jamaica Pond (below) mention a person’s first name, their age and something special about them.

They include messages referring to people like Justin, 34, who was “awesome and good looking. Forever missed and loved.” Another refers to Julie Ann, who was 34 and was “adventurous and silly. Mother of one, loved by many.”

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