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Modern Healthcare

Congress is wrapping up a host of bills that will make up a new legislation package aimed at the opioid epidemic, but one senator is touting a separate, far more sweeping proposal ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

On Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) previewed a bill that would create a massive program for substance abuse prevention and treatment. The program would be modeled on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for prevention and treatment, which costs just over $2.3 billion a year, according to the Health Resources and Services website.

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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program patient talks to reporters about Senator Elizabeth Warren's opioid legislation CARE Act

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for a massive infusion of federal dollars to help fight the opioid epidemic.

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BHCHP is deeply saddened at the tragic loss of Christine Loeber, who lost her life last week during a hostage crisis in California.

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Fox 25 Boston

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the federal government to confront the opioid addiction crisis like it ultimately attacked the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

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Hometown Weekly

In support of local high school students, The Center at Medfield invited the Medfield High School Ukulele Club to perform and is also displaying a sock collection box in its reception area.

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MD Magazine

Underscoring a commitment to make health care accessible to all populations, the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital recently launched CareZone—a mobile clinic aimed at engaging and treating those struggling with opioid use disorder and related health issues.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical Students presented projects they’ve developed and implemented through the Agents of Change program. This included a Social Determinants of Health team that worked with BHCHP to create tools and training programs that enable the integration of care and services for homeless persons to improve health outcomes and decrease avoidable ER and hospital usage.

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Mikey Henry with Maestro
The Boston Globe

Chances are, if you have gone into the Starbucks at the corner of Beacon and Charles streets any time over the last 10 years, you know Michael “Mikey” Henry.

I will guarantee that Mikey knows you. He can’t read or write, but he can read people and is one of the nicest guys I know. And he never forgets a friendly face.

Mikey Henry is the Pope of Beacon Hill. Mikey knows everybody, and everybody knows Mikey. He is homeless, but people who live in some of the most beautiful homes in the city consider Mikey Henry their friend.

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In April of 2016, BHCHP opened the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT): A dedicated room in its ambulatory clinic where up to 10 people at immediate risk of overdose can be monitored. The goal is simple: to give homeless people of Boston another shot at life, and therefore recovery.

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