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Celebrating National LGBT Health Awareness Week

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National LGBT Health Awareness Week, which runs from March 27 to 31, is a time to highlight the importance of LGBT health and wellness and bring awareness to the unique health care needs of the LGBT community. Our staff at The National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of The Fenway Institute, has a number of great suggestions on how health centers can celebrate this week and recommit to fostering LGBT-friendly care environments: Partnering with a local LGBT organization to host or sponsor an event Holding a town hall to get feedback from LGBT patients and community members Organizing grand 
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TransECHO Promotes Knowledge Sharing to Improve Care of Transgender Patients

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The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute is excited to announce the launch of Transgender Health ECHO, a collaborative educational program centered around improving care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. TransECHO is part of the larger Project ECHO initiative, a learning and guided practice model for health centers and health care providers to both expand and share their knowledge across organizations. Project ECHO is a way to decentralize knowledge by having experts teach health care providers more about specialty health care through video conferencing. The goal is that participants can then integrate this care into their 
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Preventing HIV with One Pill a Day: Using PrEP in Clinical Practice

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The Fenway Institute and the National LGBT Health Education Center are excited to announce an upcoming educational conference for medical providers about the usage of on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention. PrEP, also known by the brand name Truvada, is a once-daily HIV prevention pill with the potential to make a significant contribution to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. You are invited to attend a continuing education conference focused on teaching providers how to incorporate PrEP into their clinical practice. The conference is for any providers – including primary care or other relevant providers – who are interested in becoming 
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Fenway Leads the Way in Utilizing Health IT

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This week celebrates the 10th Anniversary of National Health IT (HIT) Week. The theme for this year is “One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health.” As health care is increasingly turning to technology to improve systems and processes to benefit patients and their health, Fenway continues to be a leader in HIT. Fenway was an early adopter of using HIT to improve clinical care, implementing electronic health records (EHR) in 1997 and a patient portal in 2007. Today, state of the art HIT and data systems support the work of Fenway’s clinical teams and The Fenway Institute’s research programs. The expertise 
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Fenway, CAP Launch Do Ask Do Tell Online Toolkit

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In April, The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress (CAP) launched www.doaskdotell.org, an online toolkit to assist health care providers in collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) data in clinical settings and in Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, www.doaskdotell.org describes SO/GI questions and terminology standards that have been shown to work with diverse patient populations served by community health centers in different parts of the United States. The toolkit also describes how to collect these data in EHR systems, how to use these data to support clinical processes, and how to 
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