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Fenway Focus

From Our President

Summer is here and Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute are gearing up for AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together, the 19th International AIDS Conference, which takes place July 22 – 27 in Washington, DC. Fenway’s Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer sits on the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society, which sponsors the conference, and is a member of the Track Committee on Epidemiology and Prevention Science. In addition, several Fenway staff will be participating and The Fenway Institute is co-sponsoring two satellite presentations – one on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: Maximizing Success; and the second on Creating Service Referral Networks for MSM in Low to Moderate Income Countries through Health Sector Interventions. In addition, The Fenway Institute will be releasing an updated version of our Policy Focus Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: Moving toward implementation at a National Press Club reception during the week.  Read more.

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1340 Boylston construction update

We’re in the process of nailing down the final details of this summer’s expansion of 1340 Boylston Street.  At this point, we expect the construction process to begin in mid-July and continue through the summer and fall.  We’ll be expanding our dental services on the sixth floor and building out the fourth floor for the medical department and the fifth floor for The Fenway Institute.  As the start date draws closer, we plan to post more specific dates, drawings of the floor plans and other relevant details about our expansion on our Fenway Focus blog.

Information about the build-out will also be more visible in key locations around the building at 1340 Boylston Street. We will be operating at full service during the build-out process, continuing to provide the high quality care you expect at Fenway Health.  We expect disruptions to be minimal and apologize in advance for any inconveniences this work might cause.  We look forward to welcoming you into our expanded space this fall.

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Updating our web site

Our 1340 Boylston Street location isn’t the only thing under construction here at Fenway Health this summer.  Our main web site, fenwayhealth.org, will be getting an overhaul as well.  We’ll be refreshing the web site’s graphics, reorganizing our existing content to make the site easier to navigate, and adding new content.  We’re excited about this new direction for the site and we hope you’ll like what you see once the overhaul is complete.

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Book chronicling history of Fenway Health's first forty years published

Looking for a summer reading suggestion?  For People, Not For Profit: A History of Fenway Health’s First Forty Years by Thomas Martorelli has just been published.  If you’re looking to learn more about Fenway, the community health center movement, our community’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the evolving field of LGBT health, then this book is for you. 


A former Chair of Fenway’s Board of Directors, Tom spent nearly two years interviewing people from across Fenway’s forty year history, digging through our archives and putting pen to paper to produce his history of our first forty years.  The book is chock full of  photos and the appendix is filled with historical documents, including the “Preliminary Proposal for a Fenway Health Centre” in 1971 and Dr. Kenneth Mayer’s 1980 “Proposal for Venereal Disease Research” that laid the foundations for what is now The Fenway Institute.

Copies can be purchased at BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com and e-book versions will soon be available.  We’re in the process of planning events to get the word out about the book and give you a chance to meet Tom and talk to him about Fenway’s history.  Keep an eye out for more news about that this fall.  

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# From Our President

# 1340 Boylston construction update

# Updating our web site

# Book chronicling history of Fenway Health's first forty years published

# Fenway Health named "Leader in Healthcare Equality"

# Fenway Takes on Philly!

# Philanthropy Corner
    - Interview with June Kelly, Captain of Team Fenway for Harbor to the Bay
    - A word from one of our sponsors

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July 13
Life SKILLZ Ball 2012 6:00 PM

August 14
8th National LGBTQ Health Equity Summit

August 19
Helplines Volunteer Training

Walk-In HIV & STD counseling, testing and access to services

Walk-in Acupuncture Substance Abuse Clinic

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# Employment

# Hours and Directions

# Contact

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Diamond Sponsor

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center




Platinum Sponsors

Fidelity Investments

State Street




Gold Sponsors

BNY Mellon

Eastern Bank

Edwards Wildman


Mintz Levin

Northern Trust
VIP Reception Sponsor

Price Waterhouse and Coopers




Fenway Health named "Leader in Healthcare Equality"

Fenway Health was named a “Leader in Healthcare Equality” by The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in their 2012 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which was released last month.


This category includes facilities that responded “yes” to all of the Core Four HEI criteria and have policies in place to protect their LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) patients and employees from discrimination, ensure equal visitation access for same-sex couples and same-sex parents through explicitly inclusive policies and provide staff training on LGBT patient-centered care.  You can read more about this honor on our Fenway Focus blog.

Such a high ranking would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone here at Fenway Health, The Fenway Institute and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center. THANK YOU to our dedicated staff who work every day to make Fenway a welcoming place for all of our patients, including people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

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Fenway Takes on Philly!

Fenway Health had a strong presence at the 11th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference last month.  The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is a free program of the Mazzoni Center and draws a diverse group of approximately 2,000 people of many genders and gender experiences from all over the U.S. and around the globe to attend workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities, and allies.

Fenway staff from both the Boston LifeSkills (LS) team and Fenway’s Trans Health Program attended the conference, tabling Thursday through Saturday and leading two workshops during the weekend: Transmasculine Health: Review of Research, Social Determinants, Methodological Issues, and Future Opportunities and Group-delivered HIV prevention with young transwomen: Strategies for community engagement, delivery, and dissemination. Read more on the Project LifeSkills blog.

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Interview with June Kelly, Captain of Team Fenway for Harbor to the Bay

This September, hundreds of cyclists and volunteers will participate in the 10th annual Harbor to the Bay, a one-day, 68 or 125 mile bike ride that raises critical funds for Fenway Health’s HIV/AIDS programs, services, and research. All materials are donated, allowing 100% of funds raised by riders to go directly to the rides’ beneficiaries. This event is a true grass roots effort and a spectacular example of a community coming together to make a positive impact.

June Kelly, Team Fenway’s fabulous captain, shares her favorite memories about past Harbor to the Bay rides and what she’s looking forward to this year on our Fenway Focus blog.

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Silver Sponsors


Quest Diagnostics

Neighborhood Health Plan

Reproductive Sciense




Bronze Sponsors


att 2012


Carousel Industries

Cityside Subaru

Corporate Mechanical

David Marshall Datz

Harbor Hotel Provincetown

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

People's United Bank


The Boston Foundation





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A word from one of our sponsors

BNY Mellon is proud to support Fenway Health as we both work towards building and supporting a diverse workplace culture. As a company, we were among the first to offer domestic partner benefits and we were quick to join a coalition of leading national and regional businesses as signers on an important legal brief opposing DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act).

In 2012, BNY Mellon entered into a partnership with the Greater Boston chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) to invest in the development and implementation of the BNY Mellon/Greater Boston PFLAG Workplace Program. The program features a series of workshops and facilitated conversations hosted at local BNY Mellon offices for LGBT employees, employees with LGBT family members, and employees interested in learning more about the LGBT community and how they can become allies.

We believe that building a more diverse company strengthens our workforce, expands our understanding of a complex world and creates a workday environment that fosters loyalty and understanding.

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Television Sponsor

Dane Chenery Show


And a special thanks to these funders

Harbor to the Bay

Provincetown Cares


Learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor here.



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