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May 2017

Queer Women’s Empowerment Series

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During the month of June, the Women’s Health Team is hosting the Queer Women’s Empowerment Series, a workshop series that supports the health of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women. In collaboration with BAGLY, Good Vibrations, and the Network/La Red, the series will connect the community to resources around sexual health, healthy relationships, and resiliency building. What was the inspiration behind the Queer Women’s Health Empowerment Series? Tanekwah Hinds, Women’s Health Program Coordinator: I was scrolling through queer social media and seeing that so many events are targeted toward MSM, so I wanted to create an event series centering queer 
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Take The AIDS Walk & Run Boston Fundraising Challenge – You Could Win!

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
The 2017 AIDS Walk & Run Boston is less than a week away and the AIDS Action Committee needs your support to raise the critical funds needed to continue its lifesaving work. When you fundraise or donate to the Walk, you help us prevent new HIV infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and end the epidemic here in Massachusetts. Still haven’t registered for the Walk or Run? Now is the time! As we near the finish line, AIDS Action is calling its supports to join us in one last fundraising push. Together, we can ensure that AIDS Walk 
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People with HIV, LGBT people, and Black and Latino people would disproportionately lose health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act

By | Health Care, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA), which narrowly passed the U.S. House on May 4, would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 as compared with what would be expected under continued implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It is clear from the CBO analysis that the amended Republican health care plan is no better than the original bill,” said Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute. “Of the 23 million Americans projected to lose their 
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Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Sharply Cut HIV And Chronic Disease Prevention, Eliminate HIV Care Programs

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health | One Comment
This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce spending for healthcare and disease prevention. The proposed budget would cut Medicaid by $800 billion over 10 years. It would also cut the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) by 20% over the next two years. One in three American children—46 million in total—receive health care either through Medicaid or CHIP. People living with HIV, Black and Latino people, and the children living in these families would be among those most affected by Trump’s $4 trillion budget, which sets government spending priorities for the fiscal year that 
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Take Action To Help Community Health Centers And Restore Essential HIV Funding

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The State Senate budget debate is occurring this week. The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, of which Fenway Health is an active member, worked with allies in the Senate to introduce four key amendments related to community health centers. Amendments #353 and #555 – Filed by Filed by Senator Chang-Diaz; Filed by Senators Brownsberger and Cyr Both of these amendments would add funding to the Community Health Center funding line. These are flexible dollars for health centers to use for community-responsive care that is otherwise not reimbursable. Amendment #406 – Filed by Senator L’Italien This amendment would create a 
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