As we look forward to what 2013 has in store for the Fenway community, here are 10 stories we’ll remember from 2012. What community news or events will you remember from this past year?
- Fenway Health built out unused space in our 1340 Boylston Street location. We now occupy 100% of the Ansin Building, which will allow us to offer new and expanded services in the new year—including seeing new dental patients and offering digital imaging services such as mammography! Look back at the construction process.
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- The International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2012, was held in the U.S. for the first time in 22 years. Staff from Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute had a strong presence and were involved with some of the most important announcements made during AIDS 2012, including results from the HPTN-061 study that found elevated HIV infection rates among black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S.
- Fenway Health was named a “Leader in Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Commission in their 2012 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
- The Fenway Institute (TFI) released a series of Policy Focus briefs, highlighting important issues affecting LGBT health. Topics include gathering sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings, using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV in MSM, and promoting Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to prevent genital warts and cancers in MSM and women.
- The Fenway Institute also continued to expand its international work. TFI staff brought their expertise in LGBT health and HIV/AIDS to communities in places such as Malawi, Puerto Rico, and Cyprus.
- Fenway released a book chronicling the first forty years of our history. For People, Not For Profit is an inside look at Fenway Health’s first forty years and the early days of the community health center, LGBT, and women’s rights movements.
- Fenway supporters celebrated at the 2012 Men’s Event and Women’s Dinner Party. Relive highlights from The Men’s Event and The Women’s Dinner Party.
- Fenway Health staff and supporters rode and crewed the most successful Harbor to the Bay bike ride yet. The tenth annual Harbor to the Bay ride raised over $200,000 in support of services at Fenway.
- Fenway launched a website for the National LGBT Health Education Center. The website includes interactive learning tools for health care staff to optimize their care of LGBT people throughout the nation and around the world.
- During Transgender Awareness Week 2012, Fenway released its contribution to the I Am: Trans People Speak video project. Fenway’s video was the first created by an organization and highlighted the experiences of our trans and ally staff and our own commitment to improving the care we provide to trans communities. [youtube]http://youtu.be/0hZdACghepU[/youtube]