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Celebrating The Herstory Of The Women’s Movement

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In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Fenway Health’s Women’s Health Team, the Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective, Flashback Sunday: Elders of Color, Older Lesbians Organizing for Change, and Rally presented a screening of “A Moment in Her Story: Stories from the Boston Women’s Movement.” Directed by Catherine Russo, the film provides an exploration of major challenges faced by the Second Wave Women’s Movement Boston activists of the late 60s and early 70s. Through 22 interviews with leaders of the movement, the movie documented activists advocating for issues surrounding domestic violence, reproductive health, local politics, and more. Much like today, feminist 
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Fenway Health Named Healthcare Equality Leader In 2017 HEI

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Fenway Health is honored to once again be named an LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader in the HRC’s annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Leader status is awarded to healthcare facilities that attained a score of 100 in the HEI. This status is a reflection of Fenway’s commitment to providing culturally competent healthcare of the highest quality to everyone who walks through our doors. The HEI 2017 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leaders are a select group of national healthcare facilities that meet the HRC’s Core Four criteria. Leaders have established patient non-discrimination policies and employee non-discrimination policies, uphold equal visitation for LGBT 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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New Provider Spotlight: Helena Turner, Nurse Practitioner

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Helena Turner, Nurse Practitioner Joined Fenway in August, 2016 Education: Yale School of Nursing, Master’s in Nursing; Bates College, Bachelor’s in Neuroscience. What inspired you to become a Nurse Practitioner? I majored in neuroscience as an undergraduate and loved the pace of the science, but didn’t really like being in a lab and working with rodents. After college I worked at an outdoor educational center for a couple of years, and found that it was extraordinarily difficult to find primary care services where I was living and working. I thought that becoming a NP would allow me to merge my 
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Event Puts Spotlight On Health Care Needs Of LGBTQ Women Of Color

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On Saturday, February 11, the Fenway Women’s Health Team hosted the event “Our History: HIV and Queer Women of Color” in collaboration with Lesbians of Color Symposium, Boston Black Pride, and The Fenway Institute. The event featured a screening of the film, “Bumming Cigarettes,” a panel of community health advocates, and a presentation by researchers – all of which centered around the voices of queer women of color in sexual health. Through the film, Tiona McClodden, an award-winning black lesbian filmmaker, explores a brief and intimate meeting between a young black lesbian woman in the process of taking an HIV 
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