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Fenway is extremely proud of the many talented and diverse people who make our work and mission possible. In this series, we are thrilled to highlight the newest providers who have joined the team to help us in delivering high-quality care to the LGBT community and our surrounding neighborhood.

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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HPC Executive Director David Seltz and Health Policy Commissioner Dr. Carole Allen presented Fenway leadership with a PCMH PRIME framed logo in recognition of Fenway: South End’s achievement of PCMH PRIME certification.

Fenway Health Becomes First Practice To Achieve PCMH PRIME Certification For Integrating Behavioral Health In Primary Care

By | Behavioral Health, Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, LGBT Health | No Comments
On Wednesday, October 5, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) visited Fenway: South End to officially award its Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) PRIME certification to this office. Envisioned by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, HPC’s PCMH PRIME emphasizes the importance of behavioral health integration in primary care. Fenway: South End is the first practice to attain PCMH PRIME certification for its commitment to integrating behavioral health and primary care services. Behavioral health conditions – including mental illnesses and substance use disorders – are commonly characterized by both under and delayed diagnosis and treatment. As such, there is growing 
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Fenway Health is working closely with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to provide affirming care for transmasculine prospective parents.

Fenway and BIDMC Make Obstetrics and AI Welcoming For Transmasculine Prospective Parents

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, Trans | One Comment
Fenway Health has a proud tradition of helping our clients grow and care for their families. Since 1983, we have been an international pioneer in helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people become parents. While transgender visibility and advocacy have increased dramatically in recent years, transmasculine and gender non-conforming people who hope to become parents still face many medical and societal barriers. Fenway Health is teaming up with Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to ensure that this underserved population has access to safe and positive pregnancies and childbirth. “Providing competent care around transgender and gender non-conforming identities is 
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On October 22, Fenway will host the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch.

Join Us For the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch

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On Saturday, October 22, Fenway’s Women’s Health Team will hold the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch, a celebration of women of color survivors and their supporters whose lives have been affected by cancer. Started in 1999, the brunch is named in memory of Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” who battled cancer for 14 years. The brunch will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at our 1340 Boylston St. location. The Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch is a gathering for women of color to share, network, and rediscover their resilience and strength.  The 
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Henia Handler, Fenway Health's Director of Government Relations, was the recipient of this year's Michael A. Tye Leadership Award.

Fenway’s Henia Handler Receives Michael A. Tye Leadership Award

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On Thursday, September 22, the Fenway Health community came together for Donor Appreciation Night, an evening to recognize and celebrate our generous Leadership Circle and Legacy Society members, and to present the 13th Annual Michael A. Tye Leadership Award. We’re thrilled to announce that Henia Handler, MSW, Fenway Health’s Director of Government Relations, was the recipient of this year’s Award. As Director of Government Relations, Henia oversees policy development and advocacy on issues of importance to community health centers, the procurement of new public funds, and all grant/contract performance and reporting. Employed at Fenway Health for 26 years, Henia oversees 
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