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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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Event Puts Spotlight On Health Care Needs Of LGBTQ Women Of Color

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On Saturday, February 11, the Fenway Women’s Health Team hosted the event “Our History: HIV and Queer Women of Color” in collaboration with Lesbians of Color Symposium, Boston Black Pride, and The Fenway Institute. The event featured a screening of the film, “Bumming Cigarettes,” a panel of community health advocates, and a presentation by researchers – all of which centered around the voices of queer women of color in sexual health. Through the film, Tiona McClodden, an award-winning black lesbian filmmaker, explores a brief and intimate meeting between a young black lesbian woman in the process of taking an HIV 
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Tegan And Sara Foundation Launches With Focus On LGBTQ Women

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Musicians Tegan and Sara, sisters who are as well known for their hit song as they are for being out and proud lesbians, have launched a new philanthropic effort called the Tegan and Sara Foundation. On January 18, Fenway Health was among a number of LGBTQ and women-focused nonprofits who attended the Foundation’s Hollywood inaugural convening “Uniting For LGBTQ Girls And Women.” The event served as the Foundation’s official launch. According the Foundation’s website, “The Tegan and Sara Foundation works for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. We work in partnership and solidarity with other organizations 
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Community Leaders Share Resources, Challenges at First Fenway Queer Women’s Health Roundtable

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On Monday, December 5, Fenway Health’s Women’s Health team facilitated its first Queer Women’s Health Roundtable, an evening of open discussion of the issues that affect the health and wellbeing of queer, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women and non-binary people assigned female at birth. Tanekwah Hinds, Women’s Health Program Coordinator, organized the roundtable to uplift and center the voices of community members speaking on behalf of the diverse populations that the Women’s Health Team serves. The representatives from each organization present were leaders who self-identified as cisgender women, transgender women, or non-binary individuals. “We wanted to provide a space for 
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New Provider Spotlight: Hubert Roberts III, Primary Care Physician

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Hubert Roberts, III, Primary Care Physician Joined Fenway in November, 2016 Education: Bachelor’s in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. Residency: General Internal Medicine, Primary Track at Rhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. What inspired you to become a Primary Care Physician? I know it sounds cliche, but I wanted to help people. Primary care in particular gives me a unique opportunity to help people by treating a very wide range of medical problems. In primary care, there are also opportunities to help prevent a wide range of 
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