Overdose Awareness Day StoriesNotStigma Bostno Health Care for the Homeless Program fatal Overdoses have almost tripled in Boston since 2011

For Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, BHCHP launched KnowMoreOD.com, a page with education and resources on the opioid epidemic. The page will remain up year-round to inform and assist those in need.

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Backpacks for kids
Wicked Local Dover

Over the next few weeks, hundreds of backpacks will be making their way to less fortunate children around Boston and Metrowest, including to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

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AAMC News

Too often, homeless people receive medical treatment only after an emergency. Hospitals and medical schools are trying to change that.

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Pete Earley

Author Pete Earley shares some of his recommendations for books focusing on mental illness, including Stories from the Shadows by Dr. Jim O'Connell.

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Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

This year, for the first time in the 234-year history of the School, Harvard’s newest physicians- and dentists-in-training scattered across the Greater Boston area on only their third day as students. Their task: to get to know the people and communities they will be serving.

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The Town Crier

Socks. Such a simple wardrobe staple. But for Boston’s homeless population, a fresh pair represents “respect and dignity,” says Catherine Minahan of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP).

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Vital Minds Podcast

BHCHP’s own Melinda Thomas, PA-C is the guest expert for this episode of Vital Minds, a podcast of the PA Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that promotes better health and wellness by providing PAs and PA students with philanthropic opportunities and resources.

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Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon

BHCHP's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jessie Gaeta is a guest on this episode of Christopher Lydon's show Radio Open Source. This episode seeks to understand the opioid crisis.

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Larry Bates Boston Health Care for the Homesless Program STAT
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In Justin Devlin’s stories, his pain is the villain. He is the superhero in a wheelchair, kicking his illness to the curb, sentencing his constant pain to a lifetime behind bars.

Writing “takes me away from the physical pain and the emotional pain. It gives me an escape,” said Devlin, who has a progressive genetic condition that limits his mobility.

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Larry Adams Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program New Place, New Problems: Unanticipated Struggles with Being Newly Housed

BHCHP consumer and Board of Directors member Larry Adams (lead on this project), with consumer and Board of Directors member Joanne Guarino, consumer Warren Magee, and staff from Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, made this video to share their stories and raise awareness about an important issue.

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