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Fenway Health Announces New Problem Gambling Services

By | Behavioral Health, Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health | No Comments
Fenway Health is proud to announce the launch of its new Problem Gambling Services to assist individuals seeking help with their gambling behaviors, as well as family members and loved ones of those struggling with these behaviors. The new services, which are federally funded as part of a larger initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), expand Fenway’s Addiction Recovery and Wellness Program to provide increased support to those experiencing emotional, family, legal or financial problems as a result of gambling. Currently across the state of Mass., an estimated 67,500 to 109,100 adults can be classified as problem 
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Policy brief outlines major impact new health nondiscrimination regulation will have on healthcare providers and insurers, and transgender patients

By | Health Policy, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
Today, The Fenway Institute released What the new Affordable Care Act nondiscrimination rule means for providers and LGBT patients, a policy brief outlining the significant impact a new rule of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is expected to have on the ability of transgender people to access health care. Implementation of the new Section 1557 rule, issued by OCR in May 2016, began on July 18. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in health care facilities and programs receiving federal funding. The new rule also explicitly protects people who 
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Take a look at how Fenway Health is committed to quality care and safety.

A Look At Fenway Health’s Commitment to Quality and Safety

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health | No Comments
Since our inception, Fenway Health has been dedicated to providing quality, safe, and effective care for LGBT people and everyone in our community. While we may look very different today than the humble, basement clinic founded by college students in the 1970s, our commitment to offering the highest caliber of health care – regardless of the ability to pay –  hasn’t changed a bit. Recently, Fenway Health added a new page to our website that highlights the steps that we take to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care. Please take a moment to review this comprehensive review of Quality 
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Fenway Health is excited to launch a new 10 week diabetes support group.

Fenway Health Launches New Diabetes Support Group

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health | No Comments
Looking for a confidential space to share your experiences and get support around living with diabetes? Fenway Health is excited to launch a new 10 week diabetes support group, co-facilitated by a therapist and a registered nurse. The purpose of this group is to provide space for participants to share their thoughts, ask questions, and strategize on how to stay on track with self-care and disease management. There will also be opportunities to hear from specialist providers who can speak to diabetes care topics such as eye care, foot care, nutrition, exercise, and alternative therapies including acupuncture and massage. Through 
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High school age males in the U.S. who are gay or bisexual report much higher rates of substance use than heterosexual males, a new study says.

CDC finds that high school age gay and bisexual males have much higher rates of substance use than their heterosexual male peers

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health, Youth | No Comments
Today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing that high school age males in the U.S. who are gay or bisexual report much higher rates of substance use than heterosexual males. Findings from the report titled, “Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12 – United States and Selected Sites, 2015,” highlights results from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and details the risk behavior disparities of sexual minority youth, as compared with their heterosexual peers. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a national survey of adolescent health risk 
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