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October 7, 2014
The Fenway Institute Approved For $813,000 Research Funding Award To Study Sexual Health Of Female-To-Male Transgender People  

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people. The study is one of 46 proposals PCORI approved for funding on September 30 to advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research, and to provide patients, healthcare providers, and other clinical decision makers with information that will help them make better-informed choices. Read more.



September 26, 2014
The Fenway Institute And Partners Launch National Center For Innovation In HIV Care  

The Fenway Institute, AIDS United, and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin have announced a new HRSA-funded training and technical assistance resource for Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations. The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care provides free training and technical assistance to Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to help them navigate the changing health care landscape. Read more.



September 8, 2014
Study Finds That Diverse Group Of Patients Willing To Answer Questions About Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In Health Care Settings 

A study conducted by researchers from The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress and published September 8 in PLOS ONE Journal finds that a diverse group of patients are willing to answer questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings, and that they understand the importance of answering questions about sexual orientation and gender identity during the patient registration process. Read more.


CDC Newsrooms

July 17, 2014
The Fenway Institute & Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition Release Project VOICE Report on Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodations 
Nearly two-thirds of transgender Massachusetts residents have experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting in the past 12 months and those experiencing this discrimination were nearly twice as likely to report adverse physical and mental health outcomes, according to a study released today by The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health.Read more.



CDC Newsrooms

July 1, 2014
The Fenway Institute Hosts Groundbreaking Meeting On Bisexual Health Research
Leading bisexual health researchers and community activists from across the country agreed to form the Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health (BiRCH) at a meeting hosted by The Fenway Institute in Boston on June 26. BiRCH will continue high-level discussions of bisexual health research, plan a national conference, and look for ways to raise public awareness of bi health issues. Read more.


CDC Newsrooms

May 15, 2014
Fenway Commends CDC PrEP Recommendations
Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute strongly support the May 14 recommendations issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. PrEP is a proven tool for preventing HIV infection, reducing chances of infection by up to 92% according to several studies, including the iPrex study that Fenway helped spearhead. Read more.


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March 27, 2014
Asking Sexual Orientation Questions On State Risk Factor Surveys Allows 27 States To Document Health Disparities Affecting Sexual Minorities
The Fenway Institute today issued “a call to action” to state health departments, urging them to ask questions about sexual orientation on their Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys (BRFSS). Read more.


Douglas Brooks

May 25, 2014
Fenway Applauds Douglas Brooks ONAP Appointment
Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute strongly support the appointment of Douglas Brooks, LICSW as the new Director of the White House’s Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). As the Director of ONAP, Douglas will lead the Administration’s work to reduce new HIV infections, improve health outcomes for people living with HIV, and eliminate HIV health disparities in the United States. Read more.


Carl Sciortino Newsroom

May 24, 2014
AIDS Action Committee Names New Executive Director
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts announced today that it has named Carl Sciortino its Executive Director. Sciortino, a state representative from the 34th Middlesex District, will resign from elected office Friday, April 4. Read more.


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February 14, 2014
Fenway Health Announces New Obstetrics Program
Fenway Health is proud to announce the addition of obstetrical care services, now available at the 1340 Boylston Street location.  As a formal partnership with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the new service will be able to accommodate the growing number of Fenway patients starting and expanding their families. Read more.


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November 1, 2013
Fenway’s Ken Mayer Profiled In November 2 ‘Lancet’ As Global Leader In HIV Prevention
The Lancet, considered one of the leading medical journals in the world, profiles Fenway’s Kenneth H. Mayer, MD in their November 2 issue as a “global leader in HIV prevention.” Read more.

October 1, 2013
The Borum Marks 20th Anniversary October 7th with Rededication Ceremony

June 27, 2013
Fenway Health and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Enter Into Strategic Partnership to Better Care for Those Living with HIV/AIDS and Tackle Ongoing Epidemic

May 16, 2013
LGBT Aging Project Joins Fenway Health

April 3, 2013
Lesbians and bisexual women lag behind heterosexual women in receiving adequate cervical cancer screening, despite being equally at risk for cervical cancer

March 28, 2013
The Fenway Institute Applauds CDC's Tips from Former Smokers Campaign's LGBT Focus

March 19, 2013
Jane Powers joins Fenway Health as new Director of Behavioral Health

January 7, 2013
NIH Awards The Fenway Institute Three Year Grant to Address Health Disparities in LGBTQ Youth of Color

December 20, 2012
Fenway Endorses Calls For Inclusion Contained In December 20 IOM Report On Collecting Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Info In EHRs

November 29, 2012
Fenway Experts Available for Interviews About HIV Epidemic Among American Youth This World AIDS Day

November 15, 2012
Fenway Health Releases “I AM: Trans People Speak” Video as Part of Transgender Awareness Week

November 8, 2012
Fenway Health Expresses Congratulations to President Obama, Hope for Further Health Policy Advances in Second Term

November 1, 2012
The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute Releases Important Documents About HIV Prevention

October 18, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick to Speak on Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act at Fenway Health Board of Visitors Meeting October 23

October 10, 2012
Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Could Prevent Thousands of Cancers and Genital Warts, Especially for Women and Gay Men

September 28, 2012
Tom Martorelli’s For People, Not For Profit Showcases the Evolution of Community & LGBT Healthcare Through 40 Years of Fenway Health’s History

September 20, 2012
Findings from CDC’s National Adult Tobacco Survey Show Significantly Higher Prevalence of Tobacco Use Among LGBT Respondents Versus General Population

July 23, 2012
New Study Finds Greatly Elevated HIV Infection Rates Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S.

July 16, 2012
Fenway Health Commends FDA on approval of FTC-TDF as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention

May 10, 2012
Fenway Health Commends FDA Panel As It Recommends Approval of FTC-TDF As Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention

May 8, 2012
FDA Should Approve Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate for Use in HIV prevention, Fenway Health Says

March 26, 2012
Fenway Launches LGBT Health Education Web Site During National LGBT Health Awareness Week

March 15, 2012
Fenway Health Welcomes Appointment of Grant Colfax to Head Office of National AIDS Policy

February 23, 2012
PrEP Could Be "Game Changer" in fight against HIV, Says Report from The Fenway Institute

January 23, 2012
Fenway Health Launches Haviland Society to Recognize Long-Term Regular Donors





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