LGBT Health

Gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community.

New Policy Brief Argues That Gun Violence Is an LGBT Public Health Issue, Urges LGBT Organizations To Embrace a Reasonable Gun Control Agenda

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Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief showing that gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community, and urging the LGBT community to join the movement to enact a reasonable gun control agenda in the United States. “Much of the public’s focus on gun control is to prevent massacres like the one that took place in June at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando when 49 people, most of them Latino gay men, were murdered,” said Stephen L. Boswell, MD, FACP, President and CEO of Fenway Health. “But of the 33,000 people 
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Fenway is extremely proud of the many talented and diverse people who make our work and mission possible. In this series, we are thrilled to highlight the newest providers who have joined the team to help us in delivering high-quality care to the LGBT community and our surrounding neighborhood.

New Provider Spotlight: Christy Odell, Primary Care Physician

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Christy Odell, Primary Care Physician  Joined Fenway in September 2016. Education: University of Michigan, B.S. in Biology; Boston University School of Medicine, MD; Boston University School of Public Health, M.S. Epidemiology. Residency: Family Medicine Residency, Maine Medical Center *American Board of Family Medicine certified. What do you like most about being a Primary Care Physician? What I really love about Primary Care is building long-term relationships with patients. As a family doc, it’s even more exciting to watch young families grow. In my last job, I provided care to multiple families where I got to follow mom in her pregnancy 
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The Fenway Institute commends the NIMHD for designating sexual and gender minorities a health disparity population for research at the NIH.

Fenway Institute Commends NIMHD for Designating Sexual and Gender Minorities As a Health Disparity Population at NIH

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The Fenway Institute today commended the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities for designating sexual and gender minorities (SGM) as a health disparity population for research at the National Institutes of Health. According to NIMHD director Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, “Mounting evidence indicates that SGM populations have less access to health care and higher burdens of certain diseases, such as depression, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. But the extent and causes of health disparities are not fully understood, and research on how to close these gaps is lacking.” “In addition, SGM populations have unique health challenges,” he added. “More research 
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HPC Executive Director David Seltz and Health Policy Commissioner Dr. Carole Allen presented Fenway leadership with a PCMH PRIME framed logo in recognition of Fenway: South End’s achievement of PCMH PRIME certification.

Fenway Health Becomes First Practice To Achieve PCMH PRIME Certification For Integrating Behavioral Health In Primary Care

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On Wednesday, October 5, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) visited Fenway: South End to officially award its Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) PRIME certification to this office. Envisioned by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, HPC’s PCMH PRIME emphasizes the importance of behavioral health integration in primary care. Fenway: South End is the first practice to attain PCMH PRIME certification for its commitment to integrating behavioral health and primary care services. Behavioral health conditions – including mental illnesses and substance use disorders – are commonly characterized by both under and delayed diagnosis and treatment. As such, there is growing 
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2017 Election Voter Issues Guide

The Fenway Institute, Harlem United Launch Online LGBT, HIV, and Health Equity Voting Resource for Voters

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With less than a month left before Election Day, Harlem United and Fenway Health have launched a campaign to educate voters about where the presidential candidates and the political parties stand on six key health equity issues: LGBT equality; HIV/AIDS; healthcare ; substance use; mental health; and housing. Past and current positions on health equity issues were compiled from official campaign statements, party platforms, interviews and articles, and records as public servants or public figures. The campaign consists of social media, a website, and an in-depth report on the candidates and party platforms. “There are some striking―and surprising―differences among the 
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