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Adrianna Sicari, MPH

An Update from the National LGBT Health Education Center

By | Education, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Over the past few years, the National LGBT Health Education Center has been building relationships in areas of the country that have not previously had many opportunities to focus on LGBT health care. As highlighted in Making Life Healthier in February, the Education Center has been busy extending our reach into the south including states such as Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These advances have created much headway in improving the care delivered to LGBT Americans living in the south. In addition to these significant advances, the Education Center has been fortunate to foster relationships with Primary Care Associations in western 
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National LGBT Health Education Center Update – Summer 2014

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Fenway’s National LGBT Health Education Center is excited to announce that our National Cooperative Agreement with the Health Resources Services Administration has been renewed for another three year cycle, giving us the opportunity to continue expanding our educational programs, resources, and consultation for health centers around the country. As part of this work, we have been developing new, innovative, and much-needed publications designed to optimize quality, cost-effective health care for LGBT people. Our publications serve multiple purposes; for example, some cover emerging clinical and policy issues; others serve as self-guided trainings. We also develop tools for implementing quality care, and 
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Best Practices in HIV Prevention: Translating Innovation into Action

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
In July 2010, President Barack Obama introduced the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the first federal guidelines addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.  The vision for the NHAS is that, “The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socioeconomic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.” Subsequently in 2013, President Obama, marking the 25th World AIDS Day, proclaimed that an “AIDS-Free Generation is within our reach”.  To achieve this 
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Staying Inspired and Giving Back: Why I joined the YLC

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, LGBT Health, Young Leaders Council, Youth | No Comments
If you’ve made it to this page, you already know Fenway Health is a cutting-edge health center, and one of the largest in the world specializing in LGBT health. You might not know that Fenway serves over 21,000 patients with more than 109,000 visits per year in primary care, dentistry, optometry and behavioral health. Demographically, 1,800 of those patients are living with HIV, more than 1,200 are transgender, and about 2,000 are LGBT youth, many of whom are homeless after being disowned because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. I work for Fenway at the National LGBT Health Education 
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Targeting the South: Training, Relationship Building, and Improving LGBT Health Care in Mississippi and Beyond

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2013 was a banner year for the National LGBT Health Education Center (Education Center).  We reached thousands of learners with our programs in a diverse variety of programing from live workshops to webinars.  Many successful programs were born from relationships and initial connections with stakeholders in locations not normally associated with interest in LGBT health. One such program took place on October 24 in Jackson, Mississippi. As the Education Center grows, and demands for programs increase, it has become important to help identify organizations and locations with the greatest need. Defining that need is rarely an easy task, with the 
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