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SPH This Week | Special Edition

January 26, 2019
Upcoming Signature Program
From Theory to Practice: What It Takes to Permanently Exit an Individual from Homelessness
Jan 29
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
Signature Program
Ending Homelessness for Good
Ahead of a Public Health Forum on homelessness with Anahaita Kotval, CEO of Lifting Up Westchester, here is a look back at SPH's work in the community to support this vulnerable population.
Public Health Post
Housing Transgender Veterans
The number of transgender veterans experiencing homelessness increased by 89 percent between 2015-2018, while the rate of homelessness among the general population dropped by 48 percent.
Housing and Health
Alum Marylyn Creer on the importance of equitable housing, healthy food, and impactful policy to combat homelessness and its effect on health.
Homelessness News, Research, and Interviews
School News
Published on 2/4/2019
Come in from the Cold
Boston will hold its annual Homeless Census on January 29, with the help of many SPH volunteers. A look back at last year's census.
Published on 10/8/2018
‘One of the Real, Complex Public Health Issues’
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) President Jim O’Connell on the challenges of, and solutions to, the homeless crisis in Boston.
Published on 8/6/2018
After Massachusetts Policy Change, Homeless Children Seek Shelter at ER
Hundreds of homeless youth visit Boston Medical Center’s pediatric emergency department to qualify for shelter after a 2012 policy change, costing more than shelter itself.
Signature Programs
In Focus: Homelessness and Health
We have grappled with the persistent challenges of homelessness over the years; two of these conversations are included here.
Activist Lab
Published on 10/25/2017
Activist Lab Debuts New ‘Life on Albany’ Photos
The photographic project seeks to challenge stigmatizing narratives about the people experiencing homelessness, substance use disorder, and mental illness down the street from SPH.
School News
Published on 6/10/2016
Sanitation as a Basic Human Right
A student research project takes a closer look at sanitation access for homeless Bostonians.
Published on 10/23/2019
Bridging the Gap on Albany Street
MPH student Tae-In Lee is working with populations struggling with homelessness and substance use disorder as the new Activist Fellow to the Life on Albany Committee.
Published on 5/6/2019
Formerly Incarcerated Veterans Face Gaps in Connecting with Services
Many veterans fall through the cracks after incarceration, putting them at high risk of homelessness, substance use disorder relapse, worsened mental health, and recidivism.
Published on 3/27/2019
‘This is Public Health in Action’
Alum Megan Williams,director of nursing for Clare Housing, on providing housing and health care to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Published on 2/7/2019
‘I Bring a Public Health Lens to Everything That I Do’
Alum Grace Lubwama, CEO of YWCA Kalamazoo, on working to empower women, eliminate racism, help families, and strengthen community.
Published on 1/25/2019
‘A Visible Sign of Inequality and Injustice’
Hilary Godwin, dean and professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at University of Washington School of Public Health, on how UW is addressing homelessness around Seattle.
Published on 12/20/2018
Best Practices for Improving HIV Care for Homeless Populations
American Journal of Public Health supplement features collaboration between Schools of Public Health and Social Work.
Think. Teach. Do.
For the Health of All
Looking Ahead
Staff Breakfast with the Dean
Monday, January 27, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Crosstown 305.
School Assembly for Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, January 28, 8:45 am – 10:50 am, Hiebert Lounge.
(Around BU) Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series—Microaggressions on College Campuses
Tuesday, January 28, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, George Sherman Union Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
Coffee & Conversation: Circle of Health International Founder & SPH Alumni, Sera Bonds
Tuesday, January 28, 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm, Talbot 302C.
PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM—From Theory to Practice: What It Takes to Permanently Exit an Individual from Homelessness
Wednesday, January 29, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
Think. Teach. Do. New York—Politics and Health
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Glasshouse Chelsea, 545 W 25th Street, New York, NY.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SEMINAR—‘Is There a Doctor on Board?’ Racial Profiling and Health
Wednesday, February 5, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Keefer Auditorium.
BUSPH Career Fair 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
DEAN’S SYMPOSIUM—Voting and the Health of Populations: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Centennial
Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Hiebert Lounge.
(Around BU) Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series—Activism and Race
Thursday, February 20, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Law School Auditorium, 767 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
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