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July 2017

Fenway Health Wins Readers Choice Award For Primary Care

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health | No Comments
Fenway Health is proud to announce that we have won top honors in the 2017 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards. Readers of Wicked Local, a Boston area news and entertainment website, voted Fenway Health as the number one service provider in the category of Doctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician. Additionally, our very own Dr. Elizabeth Kass won an Honorable Mention in the same category. Congratulations, Dr. Kass! As Wicked Local notes, for 20 years, the Readers Choice Awards have given communities the opportunity to recognize their favorite local business. It’s an honor to be recognized by our community with this 
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Dr. Jennifer Potter Named Professor at Harvard Medical School

By | Fenway News, The Fenway Institute, Uncategorized, Women's Health | No Comments
Jennifer Potter, MD, LGBT Population Health Program Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, has been named a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS). An announcement from the HMS LGBTQ and Allies group cited the appointment as recognition of Dr. Potter’s “hard work in LGBT health research and education.” Dr. Jennifer Potter has been named a Professor at Harvard Medical School. “The most exciting development during my career is seeing LGBT Health become an internationally recognized and growing field. How exciting to get to be a part of that,” said Dr. Potter. Before being appointed Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, 
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Keep the Flame Burning at Youth on Fire!

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You may have heard that because of a series of funding cuts, AIDS Action’s Cambridge based Youth on Fire is scheduled to close later this fall.  Since this announcement there’s been a groundswell of support to try to do something to keep the doors of this critical program open.  We’re hard at work with state and local agencies to try to find long-term sustainable funding, but we need your help to keep the program open through the winter, one of the most vulnerable times for homeless youth. Here’s your chance to help!  LGBTQ activist, Liz Fong-Jones is pledging to match 
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International AIDS Conference 2017: We’ll see you in Paris

By | Fenway News, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
How can awareness of the efficacy of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) be raised among gay men, who remain most vulnerable to HIV infection in the United States? What impact is mass incarceration in the U.S. having on the incidences of HIV? How does HIV look in the U.S. Southern and Northeast regions? Fenway-affiliated researchers and scientists have been studying these questions and four will travel to Paris for the International AIDS Conference being held July 23-26 to share what they are learning. They will be led by Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D., Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, who 
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Fenway Health Receives Major HRSA Grant To Improve HIV Outcomes

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Fenway Health is pleased to announce that the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) has awarded The Fenway Institute a groundbreaking four-year cooperative agreement ($5.325 million per year) to establish the Evidence-Informed Interventions Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance, focused on disseminating much-needed interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS. This national center is part of a new HRSA/HAB initiative entitled: “Using Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV/AIDS,” designed to identify and implement effective interventions for reducing HIV-related health disparities and improving health outcomes. Desired outcomes include increased retention in care, greater treatment adherence, and 
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