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On Thursday, September 3 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made a groundbreaking announcement, which has major implications for the coverage of transition-related care by health insurance companies across the United States.  HHS proposed new rules that would end the practice of insurance companies excluding trans-related care in their policies, and make it illegal to categorically exclude health care related to gender transition from insurance coverage.

Gender specialists and clinicians who have sought out specialized training to build competence in this area of work are vastly underrepresented among their colleagues. So all the more reason to cheer the APA’s vision to raise awareness among their ranks.

“I really discovered a love for working within the schools, and working with youth in the capacity of healthy relationships and sexual health,” Tasha says.
More than 60 people came out to South Philly's FDR Park on 7/25 to enjoy a beautiful afternoon of food, music, and conversation, plus the chance to learn more about TRIP and how the group supports Mazzoni Center’s HIV prevention and community health efforts.

I’m grateful to have found a place where I can practice the kind of medicine that I believe is critically important, contribute to the training and education of future health care providers, and work with populations I feel passionate about serving. 


“Community health centers treat healthcare like a human right, not a commodity. I’m proud to work for that cause," says Medical Case Manager John Izzo of Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a ruling this week that employers who discriminate against a worker for being gay, lesbian or bisexual are violating the law. The ruling cites the provision prohibiting sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

LGBT history was made today, as the U.S. Supreme Court announced its highly anticipated ruling today in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges.  By a 5-4 vote, the justices declared that same-sex marriage is legal throughout the United States.

The Supreme Court announced its ruling Thursday, June 25 in the King v Burwell case, and by a vote of 6 to 3 sided with the Obama administration by agreeing that people who purchase their health insurance through a federally run insurance exchange, as well as those run by one of the states, will continue to be eligible for the subsidies that millions of low and middle-income Americans count on to be able to afford health insurance for themselves and their families.  There are an estimated 6.4 million Americans, and 350,000 Pennsylvanians, whose access to subsidies has been protected by this ruling.
Mazzoni Center is proud to announced it has received an investment grant from the Bread and Roses Community Fund to help fund a program known as Sisterly L.O.V.E., which works to engage and empower trans women and allies to mobilize and fight against oppression and discrimination in Philadelphia.