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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

By | Education, Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, Health Care, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
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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The Fenway Institute Leads NYC LGBTQ Health Training

By | Education, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health, News, The Fenway Institute | One Comment
The Fenway Institute will be leading a training in delivering quality, cost-effective health care for LGBTQ people in the NYC Health + Hospitals system in New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals is the public health care and safety net system for New York City and serves more than 1.2 million patients annually. The system includes 11 hospitals, six federally qualified health centers, five long-term care nursing homes, and more than 70 neighborhood clinics. The ambitious training project has started with a system-wide organizational assessment that includes a readiness assessment survey and in-person focus groups with hospital leadership, staff, 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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