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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.

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July 7, 2015

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded Fenway Health, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition $3.78 million for a five-year HIV prevention partnership that will focus on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women, the  groups at highest risk of HIV infection in the US.  Dubbed ‘Getting to Zero,’ the initiative will target hard-to-reach, high risk members of these communities and connect them to HIV counseling and testing, health care, and prevention services.

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July 1, 2015

Fenway Health has always been an organization for, and supported by, our vibrant communities. It is due to those communities’ generous gifts of time, wisdom, money, and leadership that we’ve been able to grow from a grassroots community health center to the world-class center for health care, research, and advocacy that we are today. Our Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most dedicated members of the Fenway family, and we are pleased to welcome some truly inspirational people as our newest BoD members.

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July 26, 2015

“Today the U.S. Supreme Court said that same-sex couples and gay, lesbian and bisexual people are fully equal citizens of the United States,” said Stephen L. Boswell, MD, FACP, President & CEO of Fenway Health. “This is the logical culmination of the right to equal protection under the law regardless of sexual orientation articulated in the Romer v. Evans case by Justice Kennedy in 1996, further developed in the 2013U.S. v. Windsor case.  We commend the Court and our colleagues at Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, especially the incomparable Mary Bonauto.”

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June 25, 2015

Fenway Health commends the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling 6-3 in favor of federally-run insurance marketplaces. Because of a legal challenge to the federally-run insurance exchanges, some 6.5 million newly-insured Americans were at risk of losing their health insurance. Altogether 16.4 million Americans are newly insured through private insurance or Medicaid since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.

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June 10, 2015

On June 9, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its annual report documenting the level of hate violence experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected persons in the United States in 2014. The report, Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2014, is the most comprehensive report on this violence in the United States.

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June 5, 2015

The National LGBT Health Education Center’s library of online continuing education programs now fulfills the ongoing training requirement of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Training in LGBT Patient-Centered Care is one of four core criteria that health care facilities must pass in order to achieve the HEI’s Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality status.

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April 30, 2015

In April, The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress (CAP) launched www.doaskdotell.org, an online toolkit to assist health care providers in collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) data in clinical settings and in Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

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April 29, 2015

The Fenway Institute co-organized a national experts convening on issues affecting LGBT and intersex youth in juvenile corrections in Washington, DC on April 15 and 16. The convening was hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), a division of the Bureau of Prisons in the U.S. Department of Justice, and co-organized with the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University Medical School and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

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April 27, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, has formally accepted a three-year term on theAdvisory Panel on Addressing Disparities at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). PCORI is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that was established as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Its mandate is to improve the quality and relevance of available medical evidence to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions.

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March 25, 2015

The Fenway Institute is excited to announce its collaboration with researchers at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and Columbia University on a first-of-its-kind study of the transgender population in the United States. The objective of “TransPop: U.S. Transgender Population Health Survey” is to use population data to create a comprehensive, accurate picture of the issues that transgender Americans face on a daily basis. The researchers also hope to gain new insights into methodology best practices for surveying transgender people.

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February 13, 2015

Since the 1980s, Fenway Health has been a leader in HIV/AIDS prevention research and education. In that tradition, The Fenway Institute will serve as a site for two upcoming vaccine studies that have the potential to significantly reduce the number of new HIV infections: HVTN 106 and HVTN 110.

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January 7, 2015

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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