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Spare Change News; Jordan Frias

Vaccination efforts in Boston-based shelters to be led by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program 

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The Boston Globe; Adrian Walker

By the time he died on Oct. 29 at the age of 70, Adams had gone from a man living on the streets to a fierce advocate for the street people he viewed as his community.

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WBUR; Deborah Becker

A visible epicenter of the state's opioid epidemic is in Boston — at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, an area commonly called "Mass/Cass."

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Boston Globe; Kay Lazar

Last flu season, about 3,500 homeless Boston residents, roughly half the city’s estimated homeless population, agreed to get the flu shot, said Dr. Denise De Las Nueces, medical director of Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless Program.

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The Boston Herald; Alexi Cohan

"I feel very humbled by it because I feel like I'm just doing my job," says Dr. Jennifer Tan, a dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospotal and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

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Felice Freyer and Kay Lazar

"I feel like we moved mountains in terms of decongesting shelters, isolating, and quarantining,” said Dr. Jessie M. Gaeta

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Aura Obando, MD

Though this piece is from 2016, it is sadly still relevant today. Read from our Medical Director of our Family Team, Dr. Aura Obando on the social barriers that impact youth experiencing homelessness and how that shows up at school. 

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The Harvard Gazette

“When you spend time with people, you start to see their lives open up.”

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Jim O'Connell; Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast health inequities into stark relief, though this hasn’t surprised those of us already immersed in the care of homeless persons.

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Gideon Fink Shapiro

In healthcare, being intentional about the built environment is sort of a new idea,” said Dr. Neel Shah, a director at Ariadne Labs, in a May 12 virtual roundtable discussion hosted by MASS. “Within three days, we were doing the project, which involved letting the architects peer into Mount Sinai using a GoPro camera and Zoom conferencing,” added Bucuvalas. This was MASS’s second COVID-19-related undertaking, after it advised on the construction of two emergency tent structures for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program back in March.

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