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March 2012

Come Out For Health: National LGBT Health Awareness Week

By | Health Policy, LGBT Health | No Comments
March 26–30, 2012 is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, highlighting the disparities in access to culturally competent care and positive health outcomes between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their heterosexual counterparts. The health of the LGBT community has long been at the heart of Fenway’s mission; and while we have seen great progress, we still have a long journey to true health equity. LGBT people have unique health and wellness needs and continue to be impacted by health disparities. For instance: Compared to other men, MSM are at increased risk of major depression during adolescence and adulthood, 
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Fenway Launches LGBT Health Education Web Site During National LGBT Health Awareness Week

By | Education, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
As part of LGBT Health Awareness Week, the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute has launched its new website providing resources to enhance top quality care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, The website will include interactive learning tools for health care staff and clinicians to optimize their care of LGBT people throughout the nation and around the world. “We have both the responsibility and the opportunity to make sure all people receive effective and sensitive health care, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that starts with providing health care organizations and 
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Elizabeth Warren Visits Fenway Health

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Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren stopped by Fenway Health’s 1340 Boylston Street location today, March 20, 2012, to learn more about our organization and the work we do, as well as LGBT health and HIV/AIDS issues. Dr. Stephen Boswell, our President & CEO, and Government Relations Director Henia Handler took Warren on a tour of the building, and then she stopped to meet staff and answer questions at our monthly staff meeting. 
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Fenway Health Welcomes Appointment of Grant Colfax to Head Office of National AIDS Policy

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Fenway Health applauds the selection of Grant Colfax, MD to be the next director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  The appointment was announced by the White House on March 14. Dr. Colfax, the director of HIV prevention and research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, has long been a national leader in HIV/AIDS prevention. He is a clinician at the University of California at San Francisco’s Positive Health Program, where he works with people living with HIV/AIDS and those who are at high risk of infection. Dr. Colfax has also conducted extensive research, funded by 
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Celebrate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By | HIV/AIDS, Women's Health | No Comments
This Valentine’s Day, I was on the T, sitting across from a teenage couple. I was drinking from a water bottle adorned with a sticker that features a picture of a condom and the words, “Just wear it.” The young woman across from me pointed to it, looked over at her male partner, wagged her finger and said, “Look at that sticker! Do you see what it says? You’re going to wear it and I don’t want to hear another thing about it!” I high-fived her as I got off the train. Photo: I was heartened by this brief 
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