We are excited to add pediatrics to the list of health care services that we offer. We are now able to see the whole family, at all stages in life, from birth to elders. You can learn more about family care and pediatrics at harlemunited.org/pediatrics.
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.
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.
We opened the first (and only) Spanish-language Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program to address the rapidly growing Latino population affected by HIV/AIDS. The program was called El Faro, which means The Lighthouse in Spanish.
We became a founding member and co-owner of Amida Care (then Vida Care), the only Medicaid special needs health plan owned by community based organizations, designed for persons living with HIV/AIDS in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) licensure would extend medical interventions to disenfranchised clients. This was a bold move, as other agencies had passed on this opportunity, and it would prove to be successful.