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Between Expanding Health Care Services, Groundbreaking Research, and Fun and Informative Community Events, There is Always a Lot Going on at Fenway Health.

Between expanding health care services, groundbreaking research, and fun and informative community events, there is always a lot going on at Fenway Health. Visit this space regularly to stay informed on the latest happenings at all our locations! You’ll also find our latest press releases and publications for learning and sharing what’s new at Fenway.


January 7, 2014

A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes compared to non-transgender youth. Compared with non-transgender youth, transgender youth had an elevated probability of being diagnosed with depression, suffering from anxiety, attempting suicide, and engaging in self-harming activities without lethal intent.

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October 7, 2014

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people. The study is one of 46 proposals PCORI approved for funding on September 30 to advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research, and to provide patients, healthcare providers, and other clinical decision makers with information that will help them make better-informed choices.

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September 26, 2014

The Fenway Institute, AIDS United, and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin have announced a new HRSA-funded training and technical assistance resource for Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations. The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care provides free training and technical assistance to Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to help them navigate the changing health care landscape.

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September 8, 2014

A study conducted by researchers from The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress and published September 8 in PLOS ONE Journal finds that a diverse group of patients are willing to answer questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings, and that they understand the importance of answering questions about sexual orientation and gender identity during the patient registration process.

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July 17, 2014

Nearly two-thirds of transgender Massachusetts residents have experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting in the past 12 months and those experiencing this discrimination were nearly twice as likely to report adverse physical and mental health outcomes, according to a study released today by The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health.

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July 1, 2014

Leading bisexual health researchers and community activists from across the country agreed to form the Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health (BiRCH) at a meeting hosted by The Fenway Institute in Boston on June 26. BiRCH will continue high-level discussions of bisexual health research, plan a national conference, and look for ways to raise public awareness of bi health issues.

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May 15, 2014

Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute strongly support the May 14 recommendations issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. PrEP is a proven tool for preventing HIV infection, reducing chances of infection by up to 92% according to several studies, including the iPrex study that Fenway helped spearhead.

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May 24, 2014

The Fenway Institute today issued “a call to action” to state health departments, urging them to ask questions about sexual orientation on their Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys (BRFSS).

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May 24, 2014

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts announced today that it has named Carl Sciortino its Executive Director. Sciortino, a state representative from the 34th Middlesex District, will resign from elected office Friday, April 4.

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March 27, 2014

The Fenway Institute today issued “a call to action” to state health departments, urging them to ask questions about sexual orientation on their Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys (BRFSS).

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February 14, 2014

Fenway Health is proud to announce the addition of obstetrical care services, now available at the 1340 Boylston Street location.  As a formal partnership with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the new service will be able to accommodate the growing number of Fenway patients starting and expanding their families.

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November 1, 2013

The Lancet, considered one of the leading medical journals in the world, profiles Fenway’s Kenneth H. Mayer, MD in their November 2 issue as a “global leader in HIV prevention.”

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