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PCORI Grant Funds New Fenway Institute Research On Impact Of SOGI Data

The Fenway Institute is excited to announce that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has fully funded a project aimed to better train community health center staff in the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data, which could lead to significantly improved health outcomes for LGBT people.

The funding grant, totalling $2,075,915, will help The Fenway Institute evaluate the impact of a series of educational programs on the healthcare outcomes of LGBT patients and could provide a replicable patient-centered model for routinely collecting and documenting sexual and gender minority information and improving provider competence in care. The ultimate goal of the study is to improve the quality of care for sexual and gender minorities and reduce health disparities.

“Fenway Health has had a long term commitment to training health care clinicians to provide optimal culturally competent care for sexual and gender minority patients,” said Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director of The Fenway Institute, who will serve as Principal Investigator on the project. “This new grant will enable us to rigorously evaluate the impact of these trainings on improving clinical outcomes in patient care.”

PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. For more information about PCORI’s funding, visit

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