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March 2015

Obama Administration Takes Key Step to Expanding Collection of Voluntary Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Health Care Settings

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Our health system’s shift from paper health records to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) offers a historic opportunity to expand the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) demographic data in health care settings. Such data are essential to improving health care outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as for better understanding and reducing health disparities affecting the LGBT population. Unfortunately, most EHR systems currently do not have the capacity to record these data, which exacerbates the invisibility of LGBT people in health care settings. To address this issue, in 2014 The Fenway Institute and 
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Fenway Institute Collaborates On Transgender Population Study

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The Fenway Institute is excited to announce its collaboration with researchers at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and Columbia University on a first-of-its-kind study of the transgender population in the United States. The objective of “TransPop: U.S. Transgender Population Health Survey” is to use population data to create a comprehensive, accurate picture of the issues that transgender Americans face on a daily basis. The researchers also hope to gain new insights into methodology best practices for surveying transgender people. TransPop is being led by Dr. Ilan H. Meyer, Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams 
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Project BUILD Explores Body Image Concerns Of HIV-Positive Men

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
The Fenway Institute has announced Project BUILD, a new research study that will examine how body image and appearance concerns affect the self-care of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The object of this six month research study is to discover how body image concerns and HIV self-care behavior come together and interact. Researchers will primarily focus on self-care behavior in study participants, such as HIV medication adherence and sexual health practices. Project BUILD will look at the experiences of HIV-positive MSM who are struggling with appearance concerns. Study participants must be between the ages of 18 and 
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National Coalition for LGBT Health Kicks Off 13th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week

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March 23-27 marks the 13th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, created by the National Coalition for LGBT Health. During this week, we encourage all to examine how LGBT-specific health concerns and disparities have affected our lives and the lives of our loved ones. This year’s theme is “Time to Come Together: Trust, Transparency, Truth.” As the Coalition explains: “It’s Time to Come Together across settings and disciplines to participate in discussions about LGBT health disparities, and advocate and educate on critical healthcare gaps and needs of LGBT individuals. It’s time to build more TRUST that our providers and the healthcare 
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Fenway’s Gender Affirming Clinical, Public Health Model Subject Of Report

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Fenway Health is pleased to announce the publication of a new report highlighting our commitment to gender affirming care. Comprehensive Transgender Healthcare: The Gender Affirming Clinical and Public Health Model of Fenway Health. This report, which explains our care model and the history behind how our gender affirming services have evolved over the years, is a collaborative effort between a number of Fenway’s dedicated minds from the Medical Department, Behavioral Health, the Transgender Health Program, and The Fenway Institute. The following staff members contributed to the report: Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute Dr. Judith Bradford, 
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