Study: 'unsheltered homeless' in Boston see far higher death rate than average

Boston 25 News

BOSTON - 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. 

Launched in 2000, the study followed homeless individuals over the age of 18 who had checked in over that summer with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s (BHCHP’s) Street Team.

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