Correr por una razón: Alison Desir

Alison Desir es probablemente superwoman en tren de rodaje. Ella llegó a nuestra reunión temprano, se vistió para correr, (por supuesto), y estaba totalmente en calma, a pesar de estar en algún lugar en medio de su cuarto día de su carrera. "Todo el mundo piensa que estoy siempre a punto de salir a correr", se rió. "En esta época del año, por lo general soy." Alison es uno de los miles de corredores que corren el maratón de la ciudad de Nueva York para la caridad. Cada corredor recoge una obra de caridad y se compromete a recaudar $ 3.000 para día de la ...

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Running for a Reason: Alison Desir

Want to run the NYC United Airlines Half Marathon? Learn more about how you can get guaranteed entry to the race and a customized training plan at harlemunited.org/running Alison Desir is probably superwoman—in running gear. She arrived to our meeting early, dressed to run, (of course), and was totally calm, despite being somewhere in the middle of her four-career day. “Everyone thinks I’m always about to go running,” she laughed.  “This time of year, I usually am.” Alison is one of thousands of runners who run the New York City Marathon for charity. ...

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Harlem United launches search for new CEO

Isaacson Miller leading the search; Interim CEO Steven Bussey to remain in role until permanent successor identified Harlem United announced today that the agency has launched a search for its next Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors has engaged search firm Isaacson Miller and will work with current interim CEO Steven C. Bussey to identify a permanent CEO for the agency. Bussey will continue in the interim CEO role until a successor is identified. “I’ve had the enormous privilege to be a part of Harlem United’s continued growth and success in New ...

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7 Questions & Answers About PrEP to Prevent HIV

Let’s Start with the basics: What exactly IS PrEP? PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is an HIV-prevention method in which people who do not have HIV can take a pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The treatment named Truvada© contains two of the medications that can be used to treat people who already have HIV. The FDA approved this treatment in July 2012 as PrEP after large-scale clinical trials showed that it was effective. But wait, isn’t there a treatment called PEP? Is it different? There is! PEP stands for post-exposure prophy...

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White House visits Harlem United

Harlem United was honored to host Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. He visited to learn from our success and challenges to inform his work nationwide. While he was here, Mr. Brooks and his team met not only with senior staff who shared the details of our work–including housing as healthcare, our work to improve the HIV/AIDS treatment cascade, and our Ryan White funded program—he also spoke directly with clients to hear their stories, and to share his own story as a person living with HIV.

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Douglas M. Brooks, White House Director of Office of National AIDS Policy visits

Yesterday, Harlem United was honored to host Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. We are one of just a few agencies that Mr. Brooks is visiting during his regional listening tour and he's looking to us to learn from our success and challenges to inform his work nationwide. While he was here, Mr. Brooks and his team met not only with senior staff who shared the details of our work--including housing as healthcare, our work to improve the HIV/AIDS treatment cascade, and our Ryan White funded program—he also spoke directly ...

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Getting happy at Pride

June capped off an exciting and event-packed LGBTQ Pride Month for Harlem United. Staff were on-hand at Harlem Pride, Brooklyn Pride, Queens Pride, and New York City Pride to provide rapid HIV testing to Pride-goers and to distribute information and resources for safer sex and HIV/STI prevention. The Harlem United family came out in full force as staff, clients, and supporters joined together to celebrate LGBTQ pride in the historic New York City Pride March down Fifth Avenue, along Christopher Street, and right past the Stonewall Inn, where the riots in 1969 inspired ...

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Governor Cuomo’s Plan to End AIDS

On behalf of the thousands served by Harlem United, we applaud Governor Cuomo’s bold endorsement of the Plan to End AIDS in New York State, announced yesterday, just hours before the 45th annual Gay Pride Parade. The Plan, called ‘Bending the Curve,’ aims to identify, track, and treat people with HIV, with the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020. This announcement makes New York State the first jurisdiction in the world to commit publicly to the effort to end AIDS. “While we are heartened by the progress we have made in confronting AIDS ...

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Mobile dental hits the streets!

Our first dental mobile unit hit the streets, allowing Harlem United to meet the clients where they are, specifically in those neighborhoods with prevalence of a high rate of homelessness.

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We become a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center

We were awarded a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) grant. This designation gives Harlem United the opportunity to provide homeless clients with healthcare services they would otherwise not be able to access.

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