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Fenway Health Wins Readers Choice Award For Primary Care

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Fenway Health is proud to announce that we have won top honors in the 2017 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards. Readers of Wicked Local, a Boston area news and entertainment website, voted Fenway Health as the number one service provider in the category of Doctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician. Additionally, our very own Dr. Elizabeth Kass won an Honorable Mention in the same category. Congratulations, Dr. Kass! As Wicked Local notes, for 20 years, the Readers Choice Awards have given communities the opportunity to recognize their favorite local business. It’s an honor to be recognized by our community with this 
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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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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

By | Behavioral Health, Education, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
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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Senate Healthcare Bill Proposes Deep Cuts To Medicaid That Will Be Devastating For LGBT People, PLHIV

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Yesterday, U.S. Senate Republicans revealed details of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), their proposed healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like the bill narrowly passed by the House in May, the Senate bill would make significant cuts to Medicaid, a public health insurance program for low-income children, pregnant women, parents of dependent children, seniors, and people with disabilities. The ACA gave states the option to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults who do not have other qualifying factors such as a disability or primary care responsibility for a child. This provision greatly benefitted low-income 
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