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Fenway Health Statement On Senate Vote To Proceed On Health Care Bill Vote

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care | No Comments
Today, the United States Senate voted to proceed with debate on a bill to either repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or one that would repeal and then replace the ACA. There is no text of the bill available for the public to review and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which provides Congress with nonpartisan analysis of legislation, will not have an opportunity to project the likely impact of the bill before Senators vote. The vote will take place sometime tomorrow, July 26, 2017. A bill put forward by the Senate in June would result in an estimated 22 million 
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Fenway Health Receives Major HRSA Grant To Improve HIV Outcomes

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Fenway Health is pleased to announce that the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) has awarded The Fenway Institute a groundbreaking four-year cooperative agreement ($5.325 million per year) to establish the Evidence-Informed Interventions Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance, focused on disseminating much-needed interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS. This national center is part of a new HRSA/HAB initiative entitled: “Using Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV/AIDS,” designed to identify and implement effective interventions for reducing HIV-related health disparities and improving health outcomes. Desired outcomes include increased retention in care, greater treatment adherence, and 
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Behavioral Health Is A PRIME Component Of Quality Health Care

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Behavioral health – also known as mental health – is a critical part of any patient care plan. Integrating behavioral health practices into primary care helps patients to not just survive, but thrive, in every aspect of their lives. Here in Massachusetts, the Health Policy Commission (HPC) promotes this integration by awarding PRIME certification to health care facilities that are committed to integrating behavioral health and primary care services. Fenway Health is proud to be the first community health center to be certified under PCMH PRIME in Massachusetts. Fenway Health’s Alicia Anderson, Director of Quality Improvement, and Jane Powers, Director 
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Among 22 Million Who Would Lose Health Insurance Under Senate Plan, LGBT People And PLWH Would Be Disproportionately Affected

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a U.S. Senate bill to repeal and replace the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), would result in 22 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 as compared with what would be expected under current law. More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the ACA, and from 2013 to 2015—after key provisions of the ACA that expanded eligibility for Medicaid went into effect—rates of uninsurance among lesbian, gay and bisexual people were cut in half, from 22% to 11%. Rates of 
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Groundbreaking New Book Addresses Trauma And Healing For LGBT People

By | Behavioral Health, Education, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Trauma can often have a deep impact on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. As an oppressed minority population, LGBT people disproportionately experience traumatic events such as childhood abuse, hate violence, sexual assault, and homelessness. It’s critical for healthcare providers to understand the root causes of trauma in the LGBT community, and how that trauma may manifest in self-destructive behaviors. LGBT patients especially need culturally competent care in order to avoid retraumatization. A newly released book aims to educate healthcare professionals about the effects of trauma on the health of LGBT patients and explain how to use clinical encounters to 
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