Fenway Health believes that healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. Since 1971, we have worked to enhance the wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality healthcare, education, research and advocacy.
Today, Fenway Health is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center serving more than 37,000 patients, including 4,700+ transgender patients and 2,600+ patients living with HIV. We offer a range of services, including medical, mental health, dentistry, and optometry, and annually give away more than $1.2 million in free and discounted medication via our pharmacies. Our flagship location, the Ansin Building in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, is the largest LGBTQIA+ healthcare, research and education facility in the world. We are also the largest outpatient HIV/AIDS medical provider in New England, conducting nearly 15,000 HIV tests each year and ushering COVID-19 vaccines through HIV research.
Together with AIDS Action, our public health arm, and The Fenway Institute, our interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, Fenway Health goes beyond the basics of traditional care. We offer programs and services including a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, a needle exchange program for active substance users, legal services, community outreach, and much more that allows us to fully understand and serve our community. We lead Massachusetts' Getting to Zero Coalition, which seeks to reduce the number of HIV infections to zero, and conduct research that influences LGBTQIA+ and HIV-related care across the globe. In 2020, Fenway Health was selected by the National Institutes of Health as a COVID-19 Prevention Network research site.
The fundraising we receive from the 2022 Marathon will support our work in providing world-class, compassionate, and competent care to our patients and clients regardless of ability to pay.
To learn more about Fenway Health, visit us at fenwayhealth.org or contact our Boston Marathon Coordinator, Danny Edwards, at firstname.lastname@example.org