|Tax ID No.||04-2510564|
|Founder(s)||Northeastern University students|
|Key people||Dr. Stephen L. Boswell (President & CEO)|
|Area served||Boston, Massachusetts, United States & national|
|Mission||To enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.|
|Method(s)||health care, research and advocacy|
Fenway Health, officially named Fenway Community Health Center, Inc., is an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) health care, research and advocacy organization. It has had a number of homes over the years, including its current Ansin Building home at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston, which opened its doors in 2009. At ten stories and 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2), it is the largest LGBT health and research facility in the United States. Previous locations included 7 Haviland Street in Boston.
Fenway became involved in treating HIV/AIDS patients in the early 1980s. Fenway’s involvement with advocacy and HIV research led to its 1994 selection by the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases as one of eight sites recruiting participants for the first clinical trials of an HIV vaccine.
In 2007, the American College of Physicians published The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health, edited by Dr. Harvey Makadon, Dr. Kenneth Mayer and Hilary Goldhammer of the Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, and Dr. Jennifer Potter of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. "We realized this was an important area that wasn't being covered," Dr. Steven Weinberger, senior vice president for medical education and publishing of the American College of Physicians, said in an interview at the time. "It has not been taught in medical school...it sort of falls through the cracks in terms of the standard curriculum." Fenway is also home to the National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Population Research in LGBT Health.
- "Fenway Health 2010 Form 990" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-12-04.
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- White Coat Notes: Elizabeth Cooney, "Fenway authors write book on LGBT health, September 13, 2007," January 18, 2011
- Northeastern University: Fenway Community Health Center records, n.d., 1972-2007, accessed January 18, 2011
- Thomas Mortarelli, For People, Not For Profit: A History of Fenway Health's First Forty Years (AuthorHouse, 2012), ISBN 978-1477217016