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March 2017

The Fenway Institute Leads NYC LGBTQ Health Training

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The Fenway Institute will be leading a training in delivering quality, cost-effective health care for LGBTQ people in the NYC Health + Hospitals system in New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals is the public health care and safety net system for New York City and serves more than 1.2 million patients annually. The system includes 11 hospitals, six federally qualified health centers, five long-term care nursing homes, and more than 70 neighborhood clinics. The ambitious training project has started with a system-wide organizational assessment that includes a readiness assessment survey and in-person focus groups with hospital leadership, staff, patients, 
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LGBT Seniors, Those Living With Disabilities: “If You Don’t Count Us, We Don’t Count”

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has eliminated questions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from two surveys that provide HHS with data regarding the effectiveness and equity of critical safety net programs. Voluntary data collection on LGBT people, in this case elders and those who are living with disabilities, who receive services through certain federal programs is essential to ensuring that the needs of LGBT Americans are being met. The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants is an annual survey of those who receive services under the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA 
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The American Health Care Act Would Harm LGBT People, People Living With HIV, And Black And Latino Americans, According To Fenway Institute Analysis

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | One Comment
The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief outlining how the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Trump Administration’s proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), could impact LGBT people, people living with HIV (PLWH), and Black and Latino Americans. “This bill holds potentially devastating consequences for low-income LGBT people, people living with HIV, and Black and Latino people” said Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Policy Research for The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health. “The rates of uninsurance among LGBT people and people living with HIV have dropped dramatically since 2013, when the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid 
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Celebrating National LGBT Health Awareness Week

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National LGBT Health Awareness Week, which runs from March 27 to 31, is a time to highlight the importance of LGBT health and wellness and bring awareness to the unique health care needs of the LGBT community. Our staff at The National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of The Fenway Institute, has a number of great suggestions on how health centers can celebrate this week and recommit to fostering LGBT-friendly care environments: Partnering with a local LGBT organization to host or sponsor an event Holding a town hall to get feedback from LGBT patients and community members Organizing grand 
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Policy Changes May Expand Behavioral Health Care Access For People Living With HIV/AIDS

By | Behavioral Health, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Comprehensive behavioral health care is a key component of overall wellness. For people living with HIV (PLWH), access to these services is especially critical. The stress caused by pervasive stigma and discrimination around HIV/AIDS has been shown to contribute to a number of behavioral health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychological trauma, and substance abuse. The duel challenges of HIV and psychiatric diagnoses means that this population has unique behavioral health needs that must be integrated into culturally-competent care plans. A new brief from The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care at The Fenway Institute outlines recent changes in federal 
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