39 results for author: Maya Martin-Udry

Harlem United Signs on to Letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Harlem United, along with 200 other healthcare groups, sent a letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy urging the Biden Administration to pursue proven solutions to end the overdose crisis and the drug war.  Key policy recommendations include: Ground the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in evidence-based drug policies backed by science and public health approaches Commit the ONDCP to dismantle the drug war Dedicate funds to sustain harm reduction providers Direct the Department of Justice to withdraw litigation challenging the operation of overdose prevention centers Permanently extend the SAMHSA/DEA COVID-19 ...

Countdown to Crisis – Save NY Safety Net 340B Town Hall

On Wednesday, December 2, Harlem United and our Save NY’s Safety Net coalition partners hosted a virtual town hall—Countdown to Crisis: How the Medicaid Drug Carve Out Will Reverse Progress in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS. Harlem United was represented by Jacqui Kilmer, CEO, and Tamisha McPherson, Executive Director of URAM and Chief External Affairs and Development Officer. https://vimeo.com/486613984


For Immediate Release   Press Contact: Mari Eva Mendes | mmendes@harlemunited.org | m:646.505.7322 HARLEM UNITED RESPONDS TO GOV. CUOMO’S WORLD AIDS DAY PRESS RELEASE Each World AIDS Day, the Governor issues a press release honoring the day and celebrating the progress we have made in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Yesterday was no different. But tucked in the middle of yesterday’s press release was the Governor’s announcement that the State will provide $100 million to 340B providers in 2021 “to mitigate changes in reimbursement and ensure continuation of critical services.” To anyone not familiar with this issue, this ...

FGC In the Clinic: A Dialogue between Survivors and Healthcare Professionals

6pm EST on December 8th, 2020 Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer, Director of Harlem United's Women’s Holistic Health Initiative, will join other panelists for a conversation between healthcare professionals and survivors of female genital mutilation (FGC) as they speak about their unique experiences in the clinic. Hosted by Sahiyo, the event will feature speakers exploring the vital need for cultural competency in regards to the context in which FGC occurs within communities. Participants will learn best practices and effective communication between healthcare providers and their patients when it comes to providing the best care for survivors. ...

Press Release: HIV Task Force Leaders Call on Governor Cuomo

HIV TASK FORCE LEADERS SAY GOVERNOR CUOMO MUST UPHOLD HIS COMMITMENT THIS WORLD AIDS DAY TO END THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC AND ADDRESS RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIESPRESS CONFERENCE HELD 11/30 CALLS UPON THE GOVERNOR TO CHANGE COURSE, PROTECT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH SAFETY NET Watch the full press conference Read remarks from Jacqui Kilmer, CEO Press Contact: Mari Eva Mendes | mmendes@harlemunited.org, (m) 646.505.7322NEW YORK, NY – At 10 AM on November 30, 2020, the day before World AIDS Day, the End AIDS New York Community Coalition joined with members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York State Ending the HIV/AIDS ...

In The Media: Healthcare Providers Warn of Looming Changes to Drug Discount Program

Harlem United is a proud member of Save NY's Safety Net, a statewide coalition of community health clinics, community-based organizations, and specialized HIV health plans committed to serving vulnerable New Yorkers across the state, ending the epidemic and saving the 340B drug discount program.Harlem United CEO, Jacqui Kilmer, is quoted in a Gay City News article, alongside other #SafteyNet Providers, to sound the alarm about incoming changes to a drug discount program for underserved clients. The pending changes could hinder the fight to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York State.  Read the full article

MAC Cosmetics Instagram Live Will Raise Funds for Harlem United

At 2:00 pm on Friday, November 13, join MAC Cosmetics on Instagram Live for a discussion with Black Lives Matter activist Livia Rose Johnson. Livia will be discussing MAC's holiday “Frosted Firework” campaign, BLM, and Harlem United's work. During the event, viewers will be invited to donate to Harlem United to support healthcare, housing, prevention, and supportive services for underserved communities in New York City. For 10 years, Harlem United has been a proud MAC Cosmetics partner through MAC VIVA GLAM, the brand’s charitable arm. Watch the Instagram Live

PrEP Aware Week

It’s PrEP Aware Week and Harlem United wants to let everyone know more about preventing HIV by using PrEP. PrEP is a daily pill that reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 99%[1].  It is a cornerstone of Harlem United’s HIV prevention work.As part of the statewide End the AIDS Epidemic initiative, Harlem United is committed to providing PrEP to anyone who wants it. You can take charge and take more precautions against contracting HIV. [2]We serve communities that are more vulnerable to HIV transmission: Black and Brown communities, those with low or no income, and people who have struggled with homelessn...

In the Media: National Voter Registration Day on Pix 11

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day on September 22nd, Harlem United hosted a voter registration drive on the corner of 125th St and Malcolm X Blvd.  Our efforts were featured on Pix 11 News at 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLQKulCCFe4&ab_channel=PIX11News

Voter Registration at Harlem United

As part of Harlem United's advocacy goals for our community, we continue to focus on increasing access to care for underserved communities. We’re excited to announce that throughout September 2020, we will be helping our clients register to vote so they can demand more access and influence how our government spends tax dollars. Our staff will work with their clients to help them register to vote, request absentee ballots, find their polling place, and answer questions. We hope to register 20 clients for the first time in this non-partisan effort to turn out the vote this November 3rd. We will also be mobilizing voter participat...