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July 11, 2013

An Update on Connect-to-Protect (C2P)

By | LGBT Health, Research, The Fenway Institute, Youth | No Comments
As part of our work in the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN), The Fenway Institute is a site of the community-based research project Connect to Protect®: Building a Community-Based Infrastructure for HIV Prevention. The mission of C2P is to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescents and young adults through collaborative efforts of communities and health researchers. C2P Boston launched in December, 2011 and completed its strategic planning process during the summer of 2012.  The mission of C2P Boston is: to identify, develop, and catalyze prevention strategies that will reduce HIV infection rates among young men who have sex 
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Putting Sexual Health into Primary Care Practice: A Systems Approach for Health Centers

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In a survey of 500 men and women over age 25, 85% of respondents expressed an interest in talking to their providers about sexual concerns; moreover, a sexual history followed by appropriate, targeted discussion about ways to stay healthy can enhance the patient-provider relationship. Nevertheless, studies also show that clinicians often do not discuss sexual health or related topics in practice, leading the Institute of Medicine to say in its report, The Hidden Epidemic, “it may be easier to engage in sex than to discuss it.” This gap is practice is understandable given the small amount of time spent teaching 
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Fenway Health Named HRC Healthcare Equality Leader

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Fenway Health has been named a 2013 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Leader status is awarded to healthcare facilities that met all of the Core Four criteria for LGBT patient-centered care in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, administered by the HRC. Fenway earned top marks for our commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare. Fenway was one of a select group of 464 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria 
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