Boston 25 News

A ten-year study of Boston’s homeless population showed those living on the streets – as opposed to those staying in shelters – had a far higher mortality rate. The study, published in May, was authored by Dr. Jill Roncarati of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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The Boston Globe

Homeless people living on the street in Boston had a death rate nearly three times higher than those living in shelters and almost 10 times higher than the general Massachusetts population, a new study has found.

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BU Today

On a recent weekday afternoon, three volunteers from the School of Public Health are busy stacking cases of water onto a handcart in the Activist Lab, whose mission is to be “a catalyst for SPH and the community to engage in innovative programs, drive policy and system improvements, and inspire public health leadership.”

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WBUR Common Health

I held my breath for a moment while I registered the unmistakable sight of cancer. I knew how devastating this diagnosis would be to my patient. Furaha – a refugee and a single mother of eight children, all of whom were sheltered in a hotel for homeless families – already faced myriad hurdles.

Furaha fled civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, lived in a refugee camp where her husband abandoned the family, and finally arrived in Massachusetts where her family became homeless.

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When you picture a psychiatrist’s office, what do you see? If you ask Dr. Eileen Reilly, an esteemed psychiatrist and beloved member of BHCHP’s Street Team, she’d say a park bench or a coffee shop would work just fine for her patient visits.

Wicked Local Winchester

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s 2018 “Medicine that Matters” gala was held May 21 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

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NPR

More than 115 Americans are dying every day from an opioid overdose. But a study out Monday finds that just three in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication known to avoid another life-threatening event.

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In 2017, BHCHP was happy to host over 50 health fairs for our 11,000+ patients, because we want to ensure that our medical and behavioral health care services reach as many individuals and families experiencing homelessness as possible.

Wiked Local Yarmouth

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s 2018 “Medicine that Matters” gala was held Monday, May 21, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

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Wicked Local Rehoboth

Since August, Krier has spent every Tuesday as a case management volunteer at BHCHP, accompanying patients to medical appointments and on all sorts of errands — to government offices, banks and pharmacies.

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