24 results for author: Jason Cianciotto


Why So Many of Us Don’t Vote — And Why We Must

Are we a nation that values the hard-fought right to vote for everyone, or will we continue to leave those affected by racism, ability status, and economic insecurity behind?

New Online Resource and Report Provides Voters with Candidate Information on LGBT, HIV, and Health Equity Issues

Issues that Matter: harlemunited.org/Vote   For Immediate Release October 6, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- With less than a month left before Election Day, Harlem United and Fenway Health have launched a campaign to educate voters about where the presidential candidates and the political parties stand on six key health equity issues: LGBT equality; HIV/AIDS; healthcare; substance use; mental health; and housing. Past and current positions on health equity issues were compiled from official campaign statements, party platforms, interviews and articles, and records as public ...

Register to Vote: What Do You Have To Lose?

"What do you have to lose?" Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s question, posed to African American voters in a speech at the end of August, loops in my mind like a commercial jingle. However, I don’t want it out of my head. On the eve of the first debate, and less than two months before the presidential election, I’m focused on one critical response: No matter your political party or candidate of choice, you could lose everything if you don’t exercise your right to vote, regardless of your race or ethnicity. I know, "everything" sounds extreme. But our ability to vote represents our values, policies, beliefs, and, most importantly, is the ...

Harlem United Celebrates Historic Expansion of Eligibility for Housing, Transportation, and Nutritional Support to All HIV-Positive Individuals in New York City!

"With today's announcement, Governor Andrew Cuomo has enabled our state to take a giant leap towards ending the AIDS epidemic."   For Immediate Release June 23, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY — Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that all individuals in New York City will become eligible to receive housing, transportation, and nutritional support immediately upon diagnosis of HIV infection. This means that, after this new rule goes into effect in 60 days, those diagnosed with HIV and living in New York City will be eligible for a monthly transportation and nutrition ...

Harlem United Thanks Governor Cuomo for New Legislation to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York State

Regardless of Age, New Yorkers Should Have Routine Access to HIV Testing, Prevention Tools, and Treatment For Immediate Release May 16, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- On Sunday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced new legislation critical to ending the AIDS epidemic in New York State. The legislation would: Increase the number of individuals who will be linked to and remain in care by allowing HIV-related information to be shared with care coordinators and care managers. Streamline HIV testing efforts and extend the upper age limit of the New York State HIV Testing Law beyond ...

Harlem United Congratulates Guillermo Chacón, Recipient of the 2016 Community Leadership Award

Chacón Honored for Tireless Dedication and Commitment to Promoting Health and Wellness in the Latino Community For Immediate Release May 5, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- On April 28, 2016, Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, received the "Community Leadership Award" at the SI SE PUEDE: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement National Conference in New York City. The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., CEO of Harlem United: "For decades Guillermo Chacón has been a tireless, passionate, and fierce advocate for Latino populations ...

Harlem United Felicita a Guillermo Chacón, por su Reconocimiento del Premio de Líder Comunitario 2016

Chacón Distinguido por su Incansable Dedicación y Compromiso de Promover la Salud y el Bienestar en la Comunidad Latina Para publicación inmediata 5 de Mayo de 2016 Contacto: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org Nueva York, NY -- El 28 de abril de 2016 - La Organización de Trabajadores Sociales Latinos y el Centro para la Salud de Adolescentes y Familia Latina de la Escuela Silver de Trabajo Social de NYU reconoció a Guillermo Chacón, Presidente de la Comisión Latina del SIDA, con el reconocimiento "Líder Comunitario" por su compromiso continuo para asegurar que comunidades Latinas disfruten de una vida saluda...

Dr. Vera Goes to Albany to Advocate for Hepatitis C Treatment

Did you know that since new medications became available in 2014, Harlem United has cured over 50 clients living with Hepatitis C? Yet according to Dr. Vera Antonios, Harlem United's Director of Adult Medicine, many clients are repeatedly denied access to these life-saving medications by their health insurance providers: Our biggest challenge is procuring authorization for the medication from insurance providers. The majority of our clients are enrolled in New York State Medicaid managed care plans. Some insurance plans continue to deny clients treatment despite several appeals. Some clients may never receive the medication at all until they ...

Harlem United Praises New York State Attorney General Schneiderman for Ensuring Access to Hepatitis C Cure

Settlement Announcement Preceded Harlem United Testimony in Albany for Universal Access to Hepatitis C Medications For Immediate Release April 27, 2016 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- On Tuesday New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement with seven commercial health insurance providers, requiring them to cover Hepatitis C medications for nearly all patients, regardless of whether patients have advanced Hep C disease or a history of drug or alcohol use. This announcement preceded testimony delivered today by Dr. Vera Antonios, Harlem United's Director of Adult ...

Harlem United’s Dr. Vera Antonios Calls for Universal Access to Hepatitis C Medications

The following testimony was delivered by Dr. Vera Antonios at a meeting of the New York State Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board on April 27, 2016 in Albany. Since its founding in 1988, Harlem United has grown to serve over 16,000 clients per year by providing quality healthcare, housing, and social services. The vast majority of our clients are socioeconomically disadvantaged people of color living in Harlem and the South Bronx who are Homeless or unstably housed, in extreme poverty, and living with HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic conditions such as Hepatitis C. Harlem United serves this community with over 700 units of supportive housing, ...