It has been said that great things come from small beginnings. Here at Fenway Health, our small beginning was in a humble basement clinic, dreamed up by neighborhood activists and staffed by volunteer nursing students. The folks who founded Fenway Health in 1971 had a belief: that health care is a right, not a privilege. As we celebrate 50 years of Fenway Health this year, this is the perfect time to take a look back at some Fenway Health history.
In the latest episode of Fenway Health’s Pride in Our Health podcast, we chat with Dale Orlando. Dale was Executive Director of Fenway Health from 1986 to 1990. She led the growing health center during the height of the AIDS epidemic and helped put Fenway on the path to become the world-class medical and research center it is today. We’ll hear stories of the struggles and successes Dale experienced as she helped the Fenway Health community fight for funding, clinical space, and respect from the wider medical world during a time of great loss and incredible heroism.
Listen to the episode here or subscribe to Pride in Our Health on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or Spotify.