28 results for author: Harlem United


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October 2nd and 3rd of 2015, Tasha Dougé, with the support of Harlem United, presents \con-vHER-sa-tions\ at Rogue Space (508 W. 26th Street, NY, NY 10001) benefitting the Alliance for Lupus Research and Endometriosis Foundation of America. For 2 days, visitors are welcomed into an open art gallery, where they can freely explore and take part in this interactive art exhibition. (Visitors have the option to come on either day or both days.) The theme is Women Empowerment, but in order to be empowered, we have to talk about everything. This includes the beauty of our diversity, but also the things that plague us as women. \con-vHER-sa-tions\ aims to ...

Ryan White CARE Act Turns 25

Ryan White-funded programs are credited with saving thousands of lives by ensuring medical care and other essential services to over half a million individuals and families each year who do not have adequate insurance coverage or personal assets to cope with the disease. Harlem United runs seven successful programs funded by Ryan White, including transitional housing, food and nutrition, mental health services for young men who have sex with men, those in recovery and more. Ryan White programs are known for their high impact on the health of the clients they serve. Harlem United’s Ryan White-funded programs are no different. 100% of ...

Pride & Prevention

We talk with David Lopez about the connection between LGBTQ Pride and HIV testing & prevention. It's chock full of interesting stats and important information. [powerpress]

What do knitting & the Affordable Care Act have in common? Olga Keber.

Olga Ambert Keber came to Harlem United in 2007 as a social worker. She worked as a case manager at El Faro for three years before she was promoted to Director of Operations where she remained for another 3 years. “I worked in El Faro, I got to speak Spanish, and I immediately took to my clients.” After the Affordable Care Act was passed, Olga moved to 306 Lenox to head the Managed Care department. The position present a range of new challenges that Olga had to tackle, one by one—starting with staying on top of the insurance companies to make their payments. “Finally, after a year and I half, I have found my rhythm. I’ve even formed ...

Kimberleigh Smith is so VOCAL

Kimberleigh Smith, our vice president of Policy, Advocacy & Communications, will be the 2015 recipient of the Joe Capestany VOCAL for Justice Award at the She’s So VOCAL Gala on Thursday, June 18th. Kimberleigh will be receiving the award from Dr. Mary T. Bassett, NYC's Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene. In every sense of the word, Kimberleigh gets VOCAL. She was a 10 year member of Lavender Light: The Black and People of Color Lesbian and Gay Gospel Choir, in addition to having an impressive career of advancing social justice and health equity. Kimberleigh began her career as a journalist and was a writer for the progressive, ...

David Lopez started HIV/AIDS work at 15 and is now our associate vice president

David Lopez has been passionate about HIV and AIDS work from a young age. He started working as a volunteer at LYRIC in San Francisco at age 15. Later, he continued his AIDS education work at Project Bienestar when he moved to Los Angeles a few years later. When he came to New York City—after being inspired by a class trip to the city—he had only $1,000 in his pocket. Quickly, he found a job at AIDS Service Center as a health educator, and then as a program manager for outreach and testing. Finally, he finally found his calling in program design, an area where he knew he could make a big impact. While working in Hep-C research at Mt. Sinai, ...

How a smiling face & a listening ear make all the difference

Arleen came to Harlem United as a temp in 2006. For the past nine years, the front desk on the second floor of 306 Lenox Avenue has slowly become her “home.” Arleen knows how to hold down the fort and she does so with grace and her signature easy going attitude. In fact, she is so valued here at Harlem United that she has been asked time and again to move into different departments, but each time she has refused.   “The clients who come in here make my day. I could be having a bad day and one of my favorite clients will walk through the door and make it all better.” Arleen’s first job out of High School was at a Footlocker. “I ...

Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

We're joined by Krupa Hart, one of Harlem United's testing program coordinators, to talk about Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. [powerpress] Next steps Read more about the stats we mentioned in this episode Learn more about our HOME program Support our work by making a tax-deductible donation securely online Get tested for HIV Learn how to prevent HIV

Action Alert: Support Community Healthcare!

Ending AIDS requires maintaining government support for community health care. Congress enacted the 340B drug-pricing law to enable covered entities, including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to “stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible.” The Governor’s budget currently includes proposals that would eliminate 340B revenue. These changes would undercut resources for Ryan White providers and FQHCs, which serve many of the same at-risk populations that are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. That would mean diminished health-care access for our most marginalized citizens, and ultimately it undermines the Ending ...

Where are we in the fight against HIV/AIDS?

PublicHealth.org is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. The site offers a comprehensive look into the expanding field of public health, the latest in health policy updates and recommendations and information on launching a career in public health. Recently, the site published a summary of the fight against HIV/AIDS. This resource revisits the AIDS crisis to give readers and update of where we’re at with this public health issue that seems to have faded into the background in recent years. For more information, look at their new online resourc...