Frederick Altice, MD, has brought together team members from both Yale and West Virginia University to implement integrated care to take steps to curb the intertwined and devastating epidemics of opioid abuse, HIV, and hepatitis C.
- April 01, 2021Source: Yale Daily News
As students and New Haven residents scramble to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments, one 40-foot-long van and a team of health care workers are driving vaccine accessibility in underserved populations.
- March 21, 2021Source: New Haven Register
“It’s about keeping people safe,” said Dr. Frederick Altice, a Yale School of Medicine professor who specializes in infectious diseases and epidemiology and is the creator of the Community Health Care Van program.
- March 15, 2021
On Friday, February 12, the New England Chapter of the March of Dimes (MOD) and the Real Estate Foundation collectively delivered a $30,000 check to Yale School of Medicine’s Community Healthcare Van’s Mobile Health Unit. March of Dimes also secured a $30,000 matching gift from its partner Anthem, totaling $60,000 to help the Mobile Health Unit expand its capacity.
- May 12, 2020
Members of the Yale and local activist communities are coming together to urge Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to depopulate the state’s prisons to combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect the state’s most vulnerable populations from the pandemic.
- September 29, 2019Source: Healio
An assessment of sexual risk behaviors, as they relate to viral suppression, from before, during and after incarceration among persons living with HIV and alcohol use or opioid use disorders demonstrated that the risk of HIV transmission among this population is low.
- July 31, 2019
$5.5 Million Grant Supports Study of Model to Integrate Treatments for Opioid Addiction, Infectious Diseases
As part of a multi-site collaboration involving principal investigators from Columbia University, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville, Yale’s Dr. Sandra Springer will study a new model of treatment for opioid addiction. The investigation is supported by a grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
- April 29, 2019Source: Contagion Live
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is not an infectious disease, but a new paper from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Maryland argues that ID specialists need to start considering themselves as a first line of treatment against the disorder.
- October 18, 2018Source: MD Magazine
Fewer than half of people with HIV who were released from prison remained in treatment for HIV 3 years later, new research involving more than 1000 formerly incarcerated individuals shows.
- October 16, 2018Source: Yale Daily News
A team of Yale researchers has identified some of the key factors that determine whether individuals released from incarceration continue to receive HIV care after leaving prison.