behavioral health

Fenway’s VRP Offering Post-Election Community Support Space

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On November 8, Americans elected a new president. Change can always bring with it a certain level of apprehension and uncertainty and there is no doubt a range of emotions and reactions to the election. Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program will be offering a post-election Community Support Space on November 29. Please join us for peer led discussion about the impact on the LGBTQ community of the recent presidential election. This will be a space to process and share thoughts and feelings that our communities may be struggling with post-election. More information can be found here. The meeting will be 
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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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National Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities Released

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its annual report this week titled Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Hate Violence in 2015. For this report, which is the most comprehensive of its kind to date, NCAVP collected data on 1,253 incidents of hate violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected people from 13 local NCAVP member organizations in 11 states, including the Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health. States contributing to the report included Texas, Colorado, Vermont, Minnesota, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, California, New York, Ohio, and Arizona. For nearly twenty years, NCAVP has released reports on the pervasive and 
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Fenway: South End Becomes First PCMH PRIME Certified Primary Care Practice in Massachusetts

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We’re thrilled to announce that our Fenway: South End location has been officially designated as a PCMH (Patient Centered Medical Home) PRIME Certified health care facility. This recognition is even more exciting as it makes Fenway: South End the first primary care practice in Massachusetts to be PCMH PRIME Certified. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), in collaboration with NCQA, created the PCMH PRIME program to promote best practices for integrating behavioral health care into a patient-centered primary care setting. To become PCMH PRIME certified, health centers must demonstrate excellence in the following criteria: Behavioral Health Integration: Integration of behavioral 
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Fenway Health Denounces As “Unethical And Unhealthy” Tennessee Bill Permitting Health Care Providers To Decline To Treat LGBT Patients

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Fenway Health denounces HB 1840, a Tennessee law signed Wednesday, April 27 by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, which allows therapists and counselors to refuse mental health treatment to patients based on the counselor’s “sincerely held principles.” Under this law, mental health professionals could discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients without any legal repercussions. “This new law directly contradicts the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics, which states that mental health professionals cannot refuse treatment based on ‘personally held values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors,’” said Stephen Boswell, MD, FACP, President and CEO, Fenway Health, and Professor at Harvard 
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