Each year, GLMA honors exemplary individuals and/or organizations for their significant contributions to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals or people living with HIV/AIDS, improving the climate for the LGBT health workforce or contributing to gains made by the LGBT civil rights movement. GLMA honors these individuals and/or organizations with the GLMA LGBT Health Achievement Award, which is presented at the GLMA Achievement Awards Gala.
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is among this year’s GLMA Achievement Award honorees. The Fenway Institute works to make life healthier for those who are traditionally underserved: LGBT people, women, those living with HIV/AIDS, and people from communities of color. It does this through research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. The Fenway Institute’s mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for everyone.
“GLMA is proud to honor The Fenway Institute, which has been a longstanding leader in LGBT health and a frequent partner in efforts to improve the health and well-being of LGBT people. The Institute’s many accomplishments focusing on research, education and policy put it in the great company of all GLMA Achievement Award recipients, who have done so much to ensure LGBT people receive the healthcare they need and deserve,” said GLMA President Henry Ng, MD MPH.
The full list of 2015 Achievement Award Recipients includes:
- Danni Askini – Executive Director, Gender Justice League*
- Kellan E. Baker, MPH, MA – Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress*
- The Fenway Institute
- Jamal H.N. Hailey, MA – Director of Programs, STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine*
- Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community
- Equality Clinic of Augusta – AMSA/GLMA Achievement Award
*Affiliation listed for identification purposes
The awards will be presented at the 2015 GLMA Achievement Awards Gala on September 26, 2015 at the Treasury Ballroom in Portland, OR to celebrate these individuals and organizations for their exemplary work. The Gala is the capstone event for the 33rd Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2015. The 2015 GLMA Achievement Awards Gala is generously sponsored by Compassion and Choices, the leading nonprofit organization committed to helping everyone have the best death possible.
The mission of GLMA (formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and healthcare providers.
Since 1971, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population. The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues.
[From a News Release]