The mission of the Life on Albany Committee is to discuss and develop initiatives across Boston University’s School of Public Health that address the issues of homelessness, substance abuse disorders, and mental illness on Albany Street as is our responsibility/prerogative both as a neighbor and a public health institution. Our goal is to build awareness within BU, to break down stigma, and increase understanding of the public health situation in our community and take innovative action to improve it. Committee meetings to discuss these issues and upcoming events are held monthly and are open to the public. In addition to these committee meetings, our members also attend gatherings of the South End Community Working Group.
Our meetings typically take place on the first Wednesday of every month, 11 AM – 12:30 PM. Location TBD.
Overdose Prevention and Bystander Training
Whether you know a person who uses opioids, work or live somewhere where you may see an overdose, or if you just want to become more informed about overdose prevention, this course is for you!
This free course, created by Helen McDermott, Program Manager for Overdose Prevention, provides information about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. It includes practical, step-by-step guidance for performing rescue breathing and administering Narcan (naloxone).