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Queer Women’s Health Roundtable Shows Strength Of Community Networks

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On May 15, the Women’s Health Team at Fenway Health hosted its second Queer Women’s Health Roundtable, an evening for LGBTQ community leaders to discuss the health and wellness needs of Boston area cisgender women, transgender women, and gender-diverse individuals who were assigned female at birth. The Roundtable was launched in December 2016 to uplift and center the voices of community members speaking on behalf of the diverse populations that the Women’s Health Team serves. A wide range of local organizations are represented in the Roundtable by leaders who self-identity as cisgender women, transgender women, or non-binary individuals. Groups present 
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Fenway Health Urges Senate To Preserve Health Equity Measures And Coverage Expansions Of ACA

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Last week, the US House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If this bill becomes law, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their health insurance, and tens of millions more risk ineligibility for future health insurance coverage because of treatment for preexisting health conditions such as diabetes, depression, and cancer. Every American would be impacted by this bill, which would permit private employers to offer health insurance plans with lifetime caps on the cost of coverage, which severely impact individuals receiving treatment for diseases such 
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Religious ‘Liberty’ And The License To Discriminate

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Today, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order titled “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” It is designed to permit political speech by religious institutions that might previously have risked their tax-exempt status. The order did not include broader “religious liberty” provisions that would have given businesses, non-profit organizations, and other entities a license to discriminate against people who are LGBT, have had abortions, or unmarried people who engage in sex. In February, The Nation published a draft copy of an executive order that would have done just that, and in the days leading up to the release of 
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Fenway Health Named Healthcare Equality Leader In 2017 HEI

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Fenway Health is honored to once again be named an LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader in the HRC’s annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Leader status is awarded to healthcare facilities that attained a score of 100 in the HEI. This status is a reflection of Fenway’s commitment to providing culturally competent healthcare of the highest quality to everyone who walks through our doors. The HEI 2017 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leaders are a select group of national healthcare facilities that meet the HRC’s Core Four criteria. Leaders have established patient non-discrimination policies and employee non-discrimination policies, uphold equal visitation for LGBT patients 
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The Fenway Institute Leads NYC LGBTQ Health Training

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The Fenway Institute will be leading a training in delivering quality, cost-effective health care for LGBTQ people in the NYC Health + Hospitals system in New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals is the public health care and safety net system for New York City and serves more than 1.2 million patients annually. The system includes 11 hospitals, six federally qualified health centers, five long-term care nursing homes, and more than 70 neighborhood clinics. The ambitious training project has started with a system-wide organizational assessment that includes a readiness assessment survey and in-person focus groups with hospital leadership, staff, patients, 
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