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June 1, 2016

Why I Walk: Inez Folsom

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
Inez Folsom’s decades-long relationship with AIDS Walk Boston began with a simple gesture: volunteering by cutting up fruit to nourish the participants of the 1987 Walk. A year later, Inez would begin walking herself. Ever since then, she hasn’t stopped. Like many people throughout the Walk’s history, Inez has a deep personal connection to the AIDS epidemic. Her son, Mark, discovered that he had AIDS in 1989. “He said he thought they’d have a cure in five years, but didn’t think he would live that long,” Inez recalls. Mark passed away in 1996 after 10 months in a coma. “His 
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Fenway Health Statement on Passage of Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Trans | No Comments
Today, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to pass “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” which will prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public places. Fenway Health President and CEO Steve Boswell MD, FACP released the following statement in response: “We applaud the Massachusetts Legislature for taking this important step forward in extending civil rights protection to all citizens of the Commonwealth. There is a clear connection between civil rights protections for a minority population and their health. Fenway is pleased to have contributed to this important discussion in Massachusetts through Project VOICE, a research project showing the prevalence 
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New Provider Spotlight: Ann Burke, Patient Advocate of the Violence Recovery Program (Cape Cod)

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health, Uncategorized | No Comments
Ann Burke, Patient Advocate of the Violence Recovery Program (Cape Cod) Joined Fenway in March, 2016 Education: Associate Degree in Nursing, Cape Cod Community College; Master’s in Counseling, Cambridge College.   What inspired you to become the Violence Recovery Patient Advocate for Cape Cod?   I have always been an advocate for the underserved populations as well as a humanitarian. I have been a nurse for over 25 years and advocated for my patients regarding their own needs, or that of their family, whether it was a physical, emotional or financial need. I have the ability to step outside the box and 
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