Sally Deane, MPH, Named New VP Of Government Relations at Fenway Health

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Fenway Health is excited to announce that Sally Deane, MPH, is our new Vice President, Government Relations, joining us on July 17, 2017. Sally is stepping into a critically important role, as she will develop and manage strategies to build our presence at the city, state and federal level, while advocating for issues that impact Fenway, our patients, and the communities we care for. Sally brings with her years of firsthand experience and knowledge of the health care industry and the unique needs of community health centers like Fenway.  Most recently, Sally was Chief Executive Officer of Outer Cape Health 
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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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Meet Our Newest YLC Co-Chairs

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The Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health (YLC) is an extraordinary group of emerging local leaders. These dedicated 20 and 30-somethings are on a mission to make a difference for their LGBTQ community by supporting the work of Fenway Health. The YLC also hosts diverse, community-focused events that encourage philanthropy and volunteerism. A group this special needs truly exceptional leadership, and we’re so fortunate to have two amazing new YLC Co-Chairs: Please allow us to introduce you to Katelyn Dolan and Kaden Stearns! Katelyn Dolan Katelyn’s relationship with Fenway Health began when she moved to Boston in 2010 to pursue 
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Among 22 Million Who Would Lose Health Insurance Under Senate Plan, LGBT People And PLWH Would Be Disproportionately Affected

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a U.S. Senate bill to repeal and replace the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), would result in 22 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 as compared with what would be expected under current law. More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the ACA, and from 2013 to 2015—after key provisions of the ACA that expanded eligibility for Medicaid went into effect—rates of uninsurance among lesbian, gay and bisexual people were cut in half, from 22% to 11%. Rates of 
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Groundbreaking New Book Addresses Trauma And Healing For LGBT People

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Trauma can often have a deep impact on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. As an oppressed minority population, LGBT people disproportionately experience traumatic events such as childhood abuse, hate violence, sexual assault, and homelessness. It’s critical for healthcare providers to understand the root causes of trauma in the LGBT community, and how that trauma may manifest in self-destructive behaviors. LGBT patients especially need culturally competent care in order to avoid retraumatization. A newly released book aims to educate healthcare professionals about the effects of trauma on the health of LGBT patients and explain how to use clinical encounters to 
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