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A new study lead by Dr. Travis Baggett, BHCHP's Director of Research, found that more than 40 percent of patients treated at U.S. community health centers have a history of housing problems.

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Last year, Medical Director Denise De Las Nueces, MD, spoke to federal public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta about BHCHP’s very successful response to last year’s outbreak of meningococcal disease, a potentially deadly bacterial infection among homeless shelter guests.

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Boston Herald

BHCHP's CMO, Dr. Jessie Gaeta, and Dr. Sarah Wakeman, medical director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Substance Use Disorder Initiative, discuss the need for substance use disorder services for the prison population.

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MENAFN

Illumination Foundation (IF) and hundreds of local advocates for the homeless came together at a presentation and panel surrounding the growing homelessness population throughout Southern California. Robert Watts, CEO of National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and Dr. James J. O'Connell, Founder and President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, two nationally recognized experts in the field, presented their perspective on the issue.

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The Daily Telescope

Dr. James J. O'Connell, Founder and President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and Robert Watts, CEO of National Health Care for the Homeless Council, two of the most influential advocates for the homeless will share their innovative perspective as California's housing instability hits an all-time high. Watts and O'Connell were among the first in the country to begin addressing health care needs first and applying an integrative approach to help the most vulnerable homeless.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A panel with both speakers and additional advocates for our most vulnerable homeless neighbors. Pooja Bhalla, Executive Vice President Of Programs at Illumination Foundation, and Dr. Geeta Grover, Pediatric Behaviorist at CHOC and UC Irvine Health, will accompany the two speakers in the panel.

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by Jessie M. Gaeta, MD; Melanie Racine, MPH.

These guidelines, developed by the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission and its needle exchange program, AHOPE, are intended to increase the preparedness of people in congregate housing and shelters to respond safely and effectively to opioid overdoses.

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Annals of Internal Medicine

BHCHP's Chief Medical Officer, Jessie M. Gaeta, MD and Project Manager Melanie Racine, MPH, write about overdose fatalities and supervised injection facilities.

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Healio

On Jan. 23, 2017, Philadelphia city officials announced their support for supervised drug injection sites to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, which has led to increased rates of infectious disease transmissions such as hepatitis C and HIV.

Additionally, there has been a marked increase in overdose fatalities related to opioid use, according to a recently published editorial by Jessie M. Gaeta, MD, and Melanie Racine, MPH, from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

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Comcast Newsmakers

In part 2 of Jenny Johnson's conversation with Dr. Jim O'Connell, they discuss re-opening the long island bridge, challenges caring for the homeless, and advice on interacting with this population.

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Comcast Newsmakers

Jenny Johnson of Dining Playbook speaks with Dr. Jim O'Connell on Caring for the Homeless Population

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