Take a look at how Fenway Health is committed to quality care and safety.

A Look At Fenway Health’s Commitment to Quality and Safety

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Since our inception, Fenway Health has been dedicated to providing quality, safe, and effective care for LGBT people and everyone in our community. While we may look very different today than the humble, basement clinic founded by college students in the 1970s, our commitment to offering the highest caliber of health care – regardless of the ability to pay –  hasn’t changed a bit. Recently, Fenway Health added a new page to our website that highlights the steps that we take to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care. Please take a moment to review this comprehensive review of Quality 
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Fenway Health is excited to launch a new 10 week diabetes support group.

Fenway Health Launches New Diabetes Support Group

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Looking for a confidential space to share your experiences and get support around living with diabetes? Fenway Health is excited to launch a new 10 week diabetes support group, co-facilitated by a therapist and a registered nurse. The purpose of this group is to provide space for participants to share their thoughts, ask questions, and strategize on how to stay on track with self-care and disease management. There will also be opportunities to hear from specialist providers who can speak to diabetes care topics such as eye care, foot care, nutrition, exercise, and alternative therapies including acupuncture and massage. Through 
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Harbor to the Bay crew member Mikhaela Houston is volunteering this year in her father's memory.

H2B Crew Member Spotlight: Mikhaela Houston

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Harbor to the Bay (H2B) – a yearly charity bike ride from Boston to Provincetown to raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations – has a dedicated base of veteran riders and volunteers that make up the H2B family. Like in any family, H2B is always changing and growing, with new additions making it stronger each year. Mikhaela Houston, a first time H2B crew member this year, is excited to join the people who help make this event – and its lifesaving fundraising – such a success. Mikhaela first heard about H2B when she was volunteering at this year’s AIDS Walk Boston 
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High school age males in the U.S. who are gay or bisexual report much higher rates of substance use than heterosexual males, a new study says.

CDC finds that high school age gay and bisexual males have much higher rates of substance use than their heterosexual male peers

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Today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing that high school age males in the U.S. who are gay or bisexual report much higher rates of substance use than heterosexual males. Findings from the report titled, “Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12 – United States and Selected Sites, 2015,” highlights results from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and details the risk behavior disparities of sexual minority youth, as compared with their heterosexual peers. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a national survey of adolescent health risk 
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Treatment for lipodystrophy is now Massachusetts law. Here are the details.

Treatment for Lipodystrophy: What you need to know about insurance coverage for treatment of HIV-associated lipodystrophy

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Advocacy, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, Living with HIV/AIDS | No Comments
Note: The following was written by GLAD in regards to the great work of the Treat Lipodystrophy Coalition. On August 10, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome Treatment, and the law will go into effect November 9. This first-of-its-kind legislation, sponsored by Senator Mark Montigny and Representative Sarah Peake, requires public and private insurers to cover treatment of a debilitating side effect of early HIV medications. This law means that some of the longest-term survivors of the HIV epidemic will finally have access to critical health care they need and deserve. The information 
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