BHCHP Blog: A View from the Bridge

Welcome to BHCHP's blog, A View from the Bridge! This is a place for us to share our work with you, our supporters, partners, neighbors and friends. Check back often for stories and updates from our patients, staff, volunteers, donors, supporters and partners, or subscribe via email below.

We are so pleased that our own Dr. Dave Munson was invited to speak at the Tufts Medical School 2019 White Coat Ceremony.  Here is his keynote speech in its entirety:

 

A group of Boston Red Sox wives and girlfriends recently volunteered at HER Saturday, our weekly women's health clinic, to brighten up the women's day and get everyone in the Sox spirit. Our staff and patients were happy to have our friends Erin Bradley, Lakyn Holt, Tiffany Price, and Theresa Simunovic join us for the day. Check out the photos of our friends from the Red Sox giving out baseball hats to our patients, leading bingo, and helping with fun activities like watercolors and beading.

This Mother’s Day, we're remembering a very special patient...

Caitrin Kelly, a primary care doctor in our Barbara McInnis House medical respite facility, is running her first marathon for Team BHCHP this April. A global medicine fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, she spends half of her clinical time working at BHCHP. Kelly’s work at the organization inspired her to connect her passion for running with her dedication to the organization’s mission by joining the BHCHP’s Boston Marathon Team.

If Keirsa Johnson had to describe herself in one word, it would be persistent. The Cambridge resident has been running since college, where she lived on a popular running route. While watching a half marathon, she noticed how happy the runners looked, inspiring her to take up long distance running.

Every year, approximately 30,000 dedicated runners line up in Hopkinton to run the Boston Marathon. Get to know David Goldstein, one of the members of Team BHCHP that's running the 2019 Boston Marathon in support of our patients!

In October of this year, BHCHP’s Emerging Leaders Board awarded the Hill Holliday Healthcare Team with the Change Maker Award at their annual Fall Soiree, in honor of their Boston’s Underdogs campaign, a public multimedia campaign across to raise awareness and funds about the work of BHCP’s SPOT program, Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment. Read Scott Rabschnuck’s Change Maker Award acceptance speech.

On Election Day, Massachusetts will vote on discrimination protection for transgender people. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program supports a “YES” vote on Ballot Question 3 which keeps our current law protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places.

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.

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.

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