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Newsroom - October 2022

NEW BEDFORD HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FORUM ON HEALTH DISPARITIES IN THE REGION

newbedford-ma.gov, October 21, 2022
New Bedford, Massachusetts - The New Bedford Health Department and the Health Equity Compact (HEC) will be hosting the Color of Care - Southeastern MA Health Equity Forum to discuss solutions to health disparities in our region. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, at the New Bedford Whaling Museum at 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA. Read more »

Michael Curry on BPR | Oct. 21, 2022

gbh.org, October 21, 2022
Michael Curry talked about his concerns regarding the low percentage of people getting COVID-19 booster shots. He ended with an update on King Boston, the group behind the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial coming to the Boston Common, and changing its name to Embrace Boston. Read more »

Michael Curry on BPR | Oct. 12, 2022

wgbh.org, October 13, 2022
Michael Curry discussed ways to improve equity in healthcare services as well as the latest racist comments from Senator Tommy Tuberville during a Trump rally. Read more »

Roxbury community health center gets $1 million funding to support substance use treatment

bostonglobe.com, October 5, 2022
The Dimock Center is investing $1 million in federal funding to launch Bostons first clinical stabilization program for men. Currently, the city doesn't offer clinical stabilization programs focused on men, said Dr. Charles Anderson, president and CEO of the center. The new program will annually provide more than 1,000 patients with "14 to 28 days of intensive treatment following inpatient detox and preceding longer-term residential recovery," according to a statement from the center. The investment will allow Dimock to support patients from detoxification, to clinical stabilization, to residential recovery, helping more men with substance use disorder forge their own success stories. Read more »

MAYOR WU, BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION ANNOUNCE NEW DAY SPACES AND EXPANDED SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES

boston.gov, October 03, 2022
Mayor Wu and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced a number of investments and initiatives expanding access to substance use services and recovery supports throughout the City of Boston. The new investments, supported by $6.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, will increase street outreach, expand work opportunities to individuals experiencing substance use, and make recovery and harm reduction services available to more residents through Boston's neighborhoods. This expanded access includes the establishment of two new low-threshold, daytime spaces offering harm reduction services and medical and treatment referrals, while maintaining reduced barriers to entry. Read more »

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