Elevating Voices of Overdose Survivors Living on the Street

Type: Published Report
Date: August 2022

Citation

Elevating Voices of Overdose Survivors Living on the Street: A Boston Overdose Linkage to Treatment Study (BOLTS) Sub-Analysis Focusing on Mass. and Cass Area Community Members. Ranjani Paradise, Jeff Desmarais, Andres-Hoyos-Cespedes, Sofia Ladner, Dan Dooley, Mark Kennedy, Shannon O’Malley, Sunday Taylor, Sim Kimmel, Al Nurani, Angela Bazzi. January 2022.

Abstract

ICH is leading the Boston Overdose Linkage to Treatment Study (BOLTS), a qualitative examination of racial equity in access to treatment for opioid overdose survivors in Boston. BOLTS is a collaboration among ICH, the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Medical Center, and BU School of Public Health. Following Boston’s Declaration of Addiction and Homelessness as a Public Health Emergency (October 19, 2021), the BOLTS team conducted a sub-analysis focused on elevating the perspectives of 29 participants who were living on the street in the Mass. and Cass area at the time of their interview. The report, entitled “Elevating Voices of Overdose Survivors Living on the Street”, has been released and is available below.

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