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The Fenway Institute To Train All City Of Cambridge Staff On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Cultural Competency

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The Fenway Institute’s Division of Education and Training is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Cambridge to train 1,200 City employees on providing inclusive service delivery to all LGBTQ+ residents in the City. Starting in September, expert trainers recruited by the Division of Education and Training will lead 60 three-hour sessions that provide an immersive experience for City employees in the areas of LGBTQ+ terminology, stigma and disparities, and creating welcoming environments for LGBTQ residents and staff. Since May, staff from The Fenway Institute’s Division of Education and Training have been working closely with leadership from the 
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The Fenway Institute Denounces Justice Department Attack On Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination In Employment

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The Trump-Pence Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued their political attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people last night by filing a brief in a case before the U.S. Second District Court of Appeals that opposes a growing body of jurisprudence that interprets some forms of anti-gay discrimination to constitute sex stereotyping. The move is the latest in a series of anti-LGBT statements and policy initiatives by the Trump-Pence Administration and the Department of Justice. “The right to equal treatment in employment is a basic human right,” said Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at The 
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Fenway Health Wins Readers Choice Award For Primary Care

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Fenway Health is proud to announce that we have won top honors in the 2017 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards. Readers of Wicked Local, a Boston area news and entertainment website, voted Fenway Health as the number one service provider in the category of Doctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician. Additionally, our very own Dr. Elizabeth Kass won an Honorable Mention in the same category. Congratulations, Dr. Kass! As Wicked Local notes, for 20 years, the Readers Choice Awards have given communities the opportunity to recognize their favorite local business. It’s an honor to be recognized by our community with this 
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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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