In 2014, Mayor Walsh and the City partnered with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. Together, we analyzed Boston's substance use addiction problem. As part of our work, we set up an Addiction Recovery Advisory Group made up of:
- addiction experts
- community leaders, and
The group created the Addiction and Recovery Services Blueprint. This plan identifies strategies the City should use with the nation's first Office of Recovery Services.
Our office partnered with 311, the City’s constituent service hotline. Through this effort, we’ve created an easy way for residents to get access to recovery services and resources.
We’ve more than doubled the staff and extended the hours at the PAATHS program, the City’s access to care program.
Public health tacticsXổ số may mắn hàng tuần are now a part in the City’s public safety work, thanks to our partnerships with:
- Boston Police and Boston Fire
- Emergency Medical Services, and
- the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department.
Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThese efforts include diversion for low-level drug offenses, overdose prevention and follow-up, and reentry supports.
We created a Street Outreach Team that engages with the most vulnerable members of our community in care. Our Mobile Sharps Team responds to 311 requests for syringes and proactively patrols high-volume areas. At our Engagement Center, we provide a welcoming space for people to spend time during the day.
We supported Mayor Walsh in his role as the Chair of the US Conference of Mayors’ first-ever Substance Use, Prevention, and Recovery Services Task Force.