Current Fellows
Addiction & Overdose

Aron Thiim

Bloomberg Fellow

Aron is the Program Manager for Infectious Diseases and Prevention at the Justice Resource Institute’s Health Division. He oversees two clinical prevention programs in Boston and Metro West MA focused on sexual and drug user health, offering HIV/HCV/STI prevention, testing and treatment, PrEP and nPEP. Aron is a harm reductionist working to creatively strengthen the integration and delivery of infectious disease prevention and treatment services for communities who cannot or will not seek services elsewhere, particularly people who use substances, sexual and gender minorities, and non-U.S. born immigrants. Aron works directly with JRI’s harm reduction and overdose prevention team by supporting syringe exchange and mobile van outreach services and providing infectious disease guidance and technical assistance

The Justice Resource Institute’s (JRI) Health Division offers a continuum of services to mitigate the social determinants of health and address the well-being of underserved individuals and communities. Services incorporate state-of-the-art best practices and standards of care to ensure culturally responsive psychosocial supports, effective case management, and housing, legal, and treatment resources, particularly for immigrants, LGBTQ+ individuals, communities of Color, and people struggling with treatment adherence. RISE, a program of JRI Health, is a multi-service integrated harm reduction program offering syringe access services, prevention education, street outreach, HIV/HCV/STI prevention, testing, and treatment, housing and medical case management, peer support services, community education programs, and services for LGBTQ+ youth of Color.

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