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April 2017

HIV Advocacy Has a New Champion in Representative Jack Lewis

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Advocacy, Fenway Health Newsroom | No Comments
During the recent House budget deliberation, Representative Jack Lewis of Ashland and Framingham secured a nearly unprecedented $1 million in additional funding for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C programming across Massachusetts. This increase continues to close the gap after Governor Baker cut the HIV/Hepatitis C line item by $4.8 million and the House Ways & Means Committee reduced the cut to $3.8M. We call on the Massachusetts Senate to finish the job and fund the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C line item at a minimum of $33.1 million in FY18. Shortly after securing the funding increase in the House Budget, Representative Lewis 
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Fenway Hosts Delegation Of Irish LGBT Advocates

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, LGBT Health, News, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
The Fenway Institute was thrilled to host a delegation from Ireland and Northern Ireland of policy makers, advocates, youth workers, legal professionals and other leaders working on behalf of the LGBT community. The exchange program, Advocating for Human and Civil Rights for the LGBT Community, was coordinated through the Irish Institute of Boston College. Staff from the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute met with this delegation on April 27 for an in-depth discussion on The Institute’s work and how its research could be used to address challenges facing the LGBT community in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 
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Advocacy Alert: House FY18 Budget Amendments

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Following the release of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee’s annual budget last week, totaling just over $40.3 billion, deliberations are scheduled to begin Monday, April 24. The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers has filed three amendments on behalf of community health centers: • Amendment #818: Community Health Centers, filed by Representative Livingstone, would increase Community Health Center rates by October 1, 2017 by eight (8) percent in FY18 and by no less than four (4) percent annually thereafter. • Amendment #969: Community Health Center Primary Care Workforce Development and Loan Forgiveness Grant Program, filed by 
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