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May 2016

Focusing On The Health Of LGBT Families

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health | One Comment
On June 1, we mark the 11th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day. Founded by Dana Rudolph of the popular Mombian lesbian parenting blog, this is a day to write about the vibrant and diverse worlds of LGBT parents and their children, and to remind ourselves about the challenges still facing these families. One critical need of LGBT families – and, indeed, all families – is access to culturally competent health care, from the youngest baby to the eldest grandparent. Is it in this spirit that Fenway Health created our Family Medicine program earlier this year. Fenway’s Family Medicine providers 
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Fenway: South End Becomes First PCMH PRIME Certified Primary Care Practice in Massachusetts

By | Behavioral Health, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, Health Care, LGBT Health | No Comments
We’re thrilled to announce that our Fenway: South End location has been officially designated as a PCMH (Patient Centered Medical Home) PRIME Certified health care facility. This recognition is even more exciting as it makes Fenway: South End the first primary care practice in Massachusetts to be PCMH PRIME Certified. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), in collaboration with NCQA, created the PCMH PRIME program to promote best practices for integrating behavioral health care into a patient-centered primary care setting. To become PCMH PRIME certified, health centers must demonstrate excellence in the following criteria: Behavioral Health Integration: Integration of behavioral 
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Improving The Health Of Older Adults Living With HIV

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Aging | No Comments
More than three decades after the onslaught of the AIDS crisis, many long-term survivors are now middle-aged or older adults. Due in large part to improvements in treatment and care, half of people living with HIV in the United States today are age 50 and over. The fact that HIV-positive people can now expect to live long, full lives is wonderful, but with longer life comes the challenges of aging. The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, a project of The Fenway Institute, has released Strategies to Improve the Health of Older Adults Living With HIV, a brief exploring 
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Register Now For Fenway’s Annual Transgender Health Conference

By | Community, Events, Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, LGBT Health, Trans | No Comments
Fenway Health is excited to announce that our second annual Transgender Health Conference: Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health will be held this fall on September 23 and 24. Last year’s inaugural conference was a great success, with nearly 130 attendees from over 60 health centers and organizations filling the auditorium of our Ansin Building. We anticipate this year to draw an even larger crowd, so please register as soon as possible! The conference will feature an educational program for health care providers and members of health care teams in community health centers, safety-net organizations and student health clinics. Local and 
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Why I Walk: Harold du Four-Anderson

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
When it comes to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the African American community, Harold du Four-Anderson has been talking the talk and walking the Walk for three decades. Harold was living in France when the news of an unknown and deadly new disease made its way over from America. “I had been reading about the epidemic and its impact across the nation,” he said. “We were getting only bits of information in Paris. I felt that it was important for me to come back [to the United States] to get involved in public health work.” After moving back to Boston 
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