Tag: health

TPAN awarded grant for mental health, substance abuse

CHICAGO — Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) has been awarded a five-year, $2,500,000 grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to address substance use and mental health among young Chicagoans affected by HIV. Beginning in October of 2017, TPAN’s new program, EPIC (Empowering Positive Innovative Change), will provide group intervention for Chicago’s…

Health insurer reveals HIV status with envelopes

WASHINGTON — Health insurer Aetna may have revealed the HIV status of thousands in a recent mailing to customers, a medical news website reported. Aetna is one of the major health insurers in Illinois. From STAT: The letters, which Aetna said were sent to approximately 12,000 people, were meant to relay a change in pharmacy…

New Howard Brown program expands support for sexual assault survivors

CHICAGO – Howard Brown Health has launched an innovative Sexual Harm Response Project called in.power* to better assist survivors of sexual assault in gaining access to needed medical, behavioral health, legal, and support services.  The program is designed to serve all people who experience sexual harm inclusive of diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer…

Center on Halsted to host 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference

CHICAGO – The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University and The Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute at Center on Halsted are pleased to host the fifth annual National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice. This is the nation’s only research conference that brings together scientists, public health professionals,…

Howard Brown highlights health outcomes in Community Impact Report

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CHICAGO — Howard Brown Health has published its first Community Impact Report, highlighting patient and community outcomes resulting from its integrated healthcare delivery system. The progress report uses infographics and text to illustrate how Howard Brown’s individualized approach to healthcare improves the lives of patients, supports the communities of LGBTQ people and allies, and improves…