Life on the street in extreme cold: Medical risks and precautions
A discussion with Jim O’Connell, M.D., president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 5
Beacon Hill Friends House
8 Chestnut Street, Boston, Ma. 02108
Jim O’Connell, M.D., helped found Boston Healthcare for the Homeless in 1985 and now serves as its president. Jim will lead a discussion about the healthcare needs of homeless people in Boston, with a special emphasis on the impact of extreme winter weather. Please join us for a discussion of these and other issues related to the impact of extreme temperatures and
precautions that can help. Learn how to recognize when people may be in danger of frostbite and hypothermia, and how you can help.
House resident Bill Mitchell
did a Q&A with Dr. O’Connell for CommonHealth, the health policy blog run by public radio station WBUR. You can read it here.
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