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April 2015

Fenway, CAP Launch Do Ask Do Tell Online Toolkit

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In April, The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress (CAP) launched www.doaskdotell.org, an online toolkit to assist health care providers in collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) data in clinical settings and in Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, www.doaskdotell.org describes SO/GI questions and terminology standards that have been shown to work with diverse patient populations served by community health centers in different parts of the United States. The toolkit also describes how to collect these data in EHR systems, how to use these data to support clinical processes, and how to 
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Fenway Hosts Full House to Celebrate Second Guide to LGBT Health

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Fenway Health takes pride in being an international leader in the field of LGBT health and research. In 2008, we published The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, the first medical textbook focused on LGBT-specific health disparities and needs. This year, we proudly partnered again with the American College of Physicians to publish the Second Edition of The Fenway Guide, full of new and updated health information and groundbreaking research. On April 28, 2015, Fenway hosted a full house of local physicians, medical students, behavioral health professionals, and leaders of the American College of Physicians to celebrate 
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Fenway Institute Organizes National Experts Convening on LGBT and Intersex Youth in Juvenile Corrections

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The Fenway Institute co-organized a national experts convening on issues affecting LGBT and intersex youth in juvenile corrections in Washington, DC on April 15 and 16. The convening was hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), a division of the Bureau of Prisons in the U.S. Department of Justice, and co-organized with the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University Medical School and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. About 20 corrections professionals, policy makers, formerly incarcerated youth, researchers, and advocates gathered for a day and a half to discuss best practices for managing LGBTI youth 
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Dr. Kenneth Mayer Joins PCORI Addressing Disparities Advisory Panel

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We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, has formally accepted a three-year term on the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). PCORI is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that was established as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Its mandate is to improve the quality and relevance of available medical evidence to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. Dr. Mayer was selected on the basis of his experience, expertise, and 
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16 Haviland Street Offers Comprehensive Sexual Health Navigation, Testing

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Are you looking for a confidential, judgment-free zone to get tested and find answers to all your sexual health questions? Fenway Health’s location at 16 Haviland Street offers full sexual health navigation and HIV/STI testing five days a week! Walk-in HIV testing at 16 Haviland, including rapid testing, is available Mondays from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM, and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding holidays. There is often little or no wait time, and patients are typically in and out in a half an hour. Why not use 
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