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October 2016

New Fenway Bathroom Signage Focuses On Gender Inclusivity

By | Fenway News, Trans | One Comment
Fenway Health is committed to ensuring that all our patients, community, and staff members feel welcome in expressing their gender identity. Everyone deserves respect, safety, and equal access to public facilities – in fact, this is a critical public health issue. We have always encouraged visitors to our facilities to use the restroom that they feel most comfortable in. Last week, reflecting the input of our Transgender Health Working Group, restroom signage was installed at all Fenway locations to make this clearer. Now when you visit a Fenway Health location, you will see the following changes: Single person restrooms at 
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TransECHO Promotes Knowledge Sharing to Improve Care of Transgender Patients

By | Community, Education, Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute is excited to announce the launch of Transgender Health ECHO, a collaborative educational program centered around improving care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. TransECHO is part of the larger Project ECHO initiative, a learning and guided practice model for health centers and health care providers to both expand and share their knowledge across organizations. Project ECHO is a way to decentralize knowledge by having experts teach health care providers more about specialty health care through video conferencing. The goal is that participants can then integrate this care into their 
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The Fenway Institute Leads Innovative Transgender Health Research

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Research, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
Despite growing societal awareness and acceptance, transgender people still face significant barriers to health and wellness. Researchers from The Fenway Institute have published a Lancet series of papers on transgender health needs in an effort to both expose and address these inequities. Lead by Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Affiliated Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, the findings shine a much needed spotlight on the unique health needs and disparities of the transgender population. “The Lancet transgender health series highlights the vital importance of linking health and human rights to improve transgender population health globally,” said Reisner. “To my knowledge, it 
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New Policy Brief Argues That Gun Violence Is an LGBT Public Health Issue, Urges LGBT Organizations To Embrace a Reasonable Gun Control Agenda

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief showing that gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community, and urging the LGBT community to join the movement to enact a reasonable gun control agenda in the United States. “Much of the public’s focus on gun control is to prevent massacres like the one that took place in June at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando when 49 people, most of them Latino gay men, were murdered,” said Stephen L. Boswell, MD, FACP, President and CEO of Fenway Health. “But of the 33,000 people 
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New Provider Spotlight: Christy Odell, Primary Care Physician

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, Health Care, LGBT Aging, LGBT Health | No Comments
Christy Odell, Primary Care Physician  Joined Fenway in September 2016. Education: University of Michigan, B.S. in Biology; Boston University School of Medicine, MD; Boston University School of Public Health, M.S. Epidemiology. Residency: Family Medicine Residency, Maine Medical Center *American Board of Family Medicine certified. What do you like most about being a Primary Care Physician? What I really love about Primary Care is building long-term relationships with patients. As a family doc, it’s even more exciting to watch young families grow. In my last job, I provided care to multiple families where I got to follow mom in her pregnancy 
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