Ranjani Paradise featured in RIZE MA’s newsletter: View from the Field: Findings of the Boston Overdose Linkage to Treatment Study (BOLTS)

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ICH’s Director of Evaluation Ranjani Paradise was featured in RIZE Massachusetts Foundation’s December 2022 newsletter. Ranjani wrote a piece about findings from the Boston Overdose Linkage to Treatment Study (BOLTS), which ICH led with funding from RIZE and collaborators from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Boston Medical Center (BMC), and BU School of Public Health (BUSPH). BOLTS is a qualitative research study that examined access to treatment for people who recently experienced an opioid overdose in Boston, with particular focus on racial/ethnic equity. The study design and data collection were guided by input from a wide range of stakeholders, including front line service providers and people who have lived experience with addiction from the Black and Latinx communities. BOLTS included interviews with 59 overdose survivors in Boston as well as 28 key informants including policymakers, healthcare providers, harm reductionists, first responders, and community leaders. You can read Ranjani’s piece in RIZE’s “View from the Field” feature here.

Ranjani Paradise, PhD

Director of Evaluation