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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Combatting Health Disparities

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February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to recommit to ending HIV/AIDS stigma, increasing testing, and fighting health care disparities in black communities. While new HIV/AIDS infections in general have decreased significantly in recent years, black men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women, and cisgender women still face wide disparities in terms of HIV/AIDS preventative care, testing, and virus management. According to the CDC, black Americans account for 45% of total new HIV infections, 40% of new infections among men, 62% of new infections among women, and 64% of new infections among children. Young black 
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Fenway Will ‘Give Kids A Smile’ With Free Dental Care On February 3

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Fenway Health Dentistry is excited to take part in this year’s Give Kids A Smile Day on Friday, February 3 at our dental department. This nationwide event, which is now in its 15th year, is an opportunity for children with limited access to care to receive free dental services. Our Dentistry staff will be offering free dental screenings, fluoride treatment, and dental health education for all children age 16 and under. Simply stop by the dental department on the 6th floor of our 1340 Boylston St. location anytime between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on February 3. It is not 
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Trailblazer Rhonda Linde, PhD, Retires After 35 Years At Fenway Health

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Fenway Health is saying goodbye to an icon and community treasure this month when Rhonda Linde, PhD, retires after a ground-breaking career in our Behavioral Health department. For more than 35 years, Rhonda served our community like no other and we are so much better because of her passion for helping others. Over the years, she’s cared for thousands of patients and helped scores of new therapists get their own careers started through the internship program she created. Some of the most important work we can thank Rhonda for happened during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, when Fenway 
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A Note To Patients Worried About Their Health Coverage

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Comments made during the recent presidential election have caused many to worry about the state of their health coverage. As noted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, rumors have abounded since the election that MassHealth and the other plans available through the Health Connector are no longer available, and that undocumented immigrants are not able to safely access health care. We at Fenway Health want to assure our patients and community members that these rumors are false. Now, as always, we will continue to provide the highest quality care to everyone who walks through our doors. If you 
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Fenway’s VRP Offering Post-Election Community Support Space

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On November 8, Americans elected a new president. Change can always bring with it a certain level of apprehension and uncertainty and there is no doubt a range of emotions and reactions to the election. Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program will be offering a post-election Community Support Space on November 29. Please join us for peer led discussion about the impact on the LGBTQ community of the recent presidential election. This will be a space to process and share thoughts and feelings that our communities may be struggling with post-election. More information can be found here. The meeting will be 
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