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, 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, 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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Fenway Institute Organizes National Experts Convening on LGBT and Intersex Youth in Juvenile Corrections

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The Fenway Institute co-organized a national experts convening on issues affecting LGBT and intersex youth in juvenile corrections in Washington, DC on April 15 and 16. The convening was hosted by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), a division of the Bureau of Prisons in the U.S. Department of Justice, and co-organized with the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University Medical School and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. About 20 corrections professionals, policy makers, formerly incarcerated youth, researchers, and advocates gathered for a day and a half to discuss best practices for managing LGBTI youth 
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