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Advocacy Alert: House FY18 Budget Amendments

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Following the release of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Ways and Committee’s annual budget last week, totaling just over $40.3 billion, deliberations are scheduled to begin Monday, April 24. The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers has filed three amendments on behalf of community health centers: • Amendment #818: Community Health Centers, filed by Representative Livingstone, would increase Community Health Center rates by October 1, 2017 by eight (8) percent in FY18 and by no less than four (4) percent annually thereafter. • Amendment #969: Community Health Center Primary Care Workforce Development and Loan Forgiveness Grant Program, filed by Representative 
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Registration Open For Fenway’s Third Annual Transgender Health Conference

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Fenway Health invites you to join us for our annual “Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health” Conference from October 13 to 14, 2017. This year’s conference is being offered as a national CME course in partnership with Harvard Medical School. Local and nationally-recognized experts will train the whole health care team in providing competent and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. The conference is produced by our team of medical, mental health, and health research experts. The conference program includes foundational material for all members of health care teams as well as specialized content for 
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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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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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Celebrating Henia Handler, Longtime Fenway Health Director of Government Relations

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Closing out an extraordinary career of public service spanning decades, Henia Handler, Fenway Health Director of Government Relations, is retiring. Few people have had more of an impact on Fenway and the communities we care for than Henia. Her commitment to our community, our neighborhood, our staff and our patients is unparalleled. A lifelong activist and advocate for public health, Henia joined Fenway Community Health Center back in January, 1990 after finishing a second round of graduate work at Brandeis. Charged with building Fenway’s community outreach programs, she quickly understood that “building” Fenway’s programs was highly dependent on the opportunities 
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