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1340 Boylston St. Receives PCMH PRIME Certification

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Fenway Health is pleased to announce that our 1340 Boylston St. location has achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) PRIME Certification status. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) awards PRIME certification to health care facilities that are committed to integrating behavioral health and primary care services. This certification is in addition to our current NCQA PCMH Level 3 status and is offered only here in Massachusetts. PRIME status serves to recognize Fenway’s efforts to integrate behavioral health care and primary care. We’re honored to also be one of the highest scoring certified PCMH PRIME practices to date. 1340 Boylston St. is 
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Trailblazer Rhonda Linde, PhD, Retires After 35 Years At Fenway Health

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Fenway Health is saying goodbye to an icon and community treasure this month when Rhonda Linde, PhD, retires after a ground-breaking career in our Behavioral Health department. For more than 35 years, Rhonda served our community like no other and we are so much better because of her passion for helping others. Over the years, she’s cared for thousands of patients and helped scores of new therapists get their own careers started through the internship program she created. Some of the most important work we can thank Rhonda for happened during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, when Fenway 
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Announcing Fenway’s Newest Board of Directors Members

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Fenway Health is proud to have a Board of Directors that is comprised of some of the best, brightest, and most generous people in our community. Fenway Board members are philanthropists, physicians, educators, business people, and community organizers. Our Board of Directors is dedicated to the mission of Fenway Health and improving access to health care for all. We are pleased to welcome these newest additions to our Board. Kyle Y. Faget, Esq. Kyle Y. Faget, Esq. is Senior Corporate Counsel at Jounce Therapeutics, a Cambridge-based immunooncology company. In her role at Jounce, Kyle provides regulatory and compliance support and 
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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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Longtime Fenway Staffer Henia Handler Honored As Activist Of The Year

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We are happy to announce that Henia Handler, MSW, Fenway Health’s Director of Government Affairs, is being honored by the JP Progressives as Activist of the Year. In her more than two decades of service at Fenway, Henia has tirelessly advocated for for LGBT health and HIV/AIDS concerns with public officials at the local, state, and federal level. She provides essential leadership in national organizations that focus on funding for persons living with HIV/AIDS and health services for the LGBT population, and works with Fenway’s management team on strategic planning related to new funding and program opportunities. A lifelong activist 
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