behavioral health

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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Celebrating LGBT Health Awareness Week 2016

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March 28 marks the beginning of LGBT Health Awareness Week, a yearly reflection on national LGBT health advancements and the continuing need for culturally competent care models. Launched by the National Coalition of LGBT Health, LGBT Health Awareness Week is a time to celebrate the enormous progress made in improving healthcare for all. It’s also a time to examine what still needs to be done to create a world where all LGBT people have access to affirming and comprehensive care. Here at Fenway Health, we’ve spent four decades providing LGBT people with the highest quality care available. To celebrate LGBT 
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