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Come Out For Health

Come Out For Health: National LGBT Health Awareness Week

By | Health Policy, LGBT Health | No Comments
March 26–30, 2012 is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, highlighting the disparities in access to culturally competent care and positive health outcomes between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their heterosexual counterparts. The health of the LGBT community has long been at the heart of Fenway’s mission; and while we have seen great progress, we still have a long journey to true health equity. LGBT people have unique health and wellness needs and continue to be impacted by health disparities. For instance: Compared to other men, MSM are at increased risk of major depression during adolescence and adulthood, 
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Jon Vincent, Program Director for Prevention and Education, faces AIDS every day through his work for Fenway.

30 Years of Facing AIDS

By | HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
In honor of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2011, AIDS.gov asked people how they’re facing AIDS. As the largest outpatient HIV care provider in New England, Fenway Health’s staff face AIDS in a variety of ways. Our staff posed for photos to share how they are facing AIDS through their work at Fenway and personal lives. [slickr-flickr use_key=”y” search=”sets” set=”72157628111492117″ captions=”on” flickr_link=”off” descriptions=”off” size=”medium”] As an organization, Fenway Health has been facing AIDS since the very beginning of the epidemic. In 1980, our own Dr. Kenneth Mayer volunteered his time to begin the Center’s earliest infectious disease research. In 
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Secretary Sebelius, Photo: HHS.gov

Sec. Sebelius mentions Fenway in remarks to LGBT health coalition

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On October 17, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the National Coalition for LGBT Health. Highlighting the current administration’s work on LGBT health issues, Secretary Sebelius also mentioned the HHS grant to the Fenway Institute for the creation of a LGBT health training and assistance center. But one thing we already know is that access to community-based providers who are knowledgeable and culturally competent is important for every community. That’s why we’re taking steps to give community health centers the tools to double their capacity and reach underserved communities. For example, last month our Health Resources and Services 
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