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We've Waited 32 Years for Today, and a Shutdown Won't Stop Us!

October 1, 2013

Since the first official U.S. report of AIDS in 1981, the HIV community has worked to reform our health care system to increase access for those who need it. Today--after three decades of advocacy--it’s finally beginning. Thanks to Obamacare, which begins enrollment today, people in Illinois and across the nation can see how much health plans will cost, explore coverage options,...
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AFC Publishes Report on Housing and Health

September 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                MEDIA CONTACT September 27, 2013                            Marty Hansen, (312) 334-0947 AFC PUBLISHES REPORT ON HOUSING AND HEALTH More than 40 Agencies Help Create a New Strategic...
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Unwrapping ObamaCare: A Necessary Perspective

September 25, 2013

Lucy Baglin and Suraj Madoori, cohosts of Unwrapping ObamaCare , received an email from a listener who saw gaps in local conversations about the coming changes to our health care system. Instead of responding to the listener by email, they invited him to their studio, so he could share his consumer-level perspective and offer insight to other people with HIV, who will be eligible...
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What Could Be More Important than October 1, Right?

September 20, 2013

October 1, 2013—the date’s been circled on our calendars for months. We’ve talked about it in podcasts and spilled ink over it on our blog . October 1, 2013, is opening day for health insurance marketplaces, which are online destinations that will allow consumers to shop for and compare insurance under our reformed health care system. Sounds great, right? Of course,...
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AFC Announces Entertainment for 2013 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

September 10, 2013

CeCe Peniston Set to Take the Stage at Annual Event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Rhett Lindsay, (312) 334-0935 CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is thrilled to announce CeCe Peniston as the entertainment for this year’s AIDS Run & Walk, which will be held at Soldier Field on Saturday, September 28....
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AFC Announces Participants in Sustainable Strategy Program

September 9, 2013

Seminar Aims to Assist Leaders in SustainingTheir Organizations’ Work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Ryan Singleton, (312) 334-0913 CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is proud to announce that Howard Brown Health Center, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, Project VIDA, and South Side...
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Forming a Relationship through Running

September 5, 2013

Stephanie Silkaitis’ journey started before she got to the start line. She’s training for the 2013 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago and plans to run the entire 5K without walking, but her goal extends beyond the race course. Her uncle died from complications with AIDS in 2002, and running is her way of standing by his side and erasing the stigma he endured. “I...
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Health Insurance Marketplaces: Answering Your Questions

August 29, 2013

Starting October 1, online Marketplaces will open across the country to enroll people in ObamaCare, but there are still a lot questions left unanswered. For example, when will the sites go live, and how can people find assistance with enrollment? Co-hosts Lucy Baglin and Suraj Madoori sit down with Ramon Gardenhire, Director of Government Relations at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago,...
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Confession of a Spectator: Dance for Life in Review

August 22, 2013

I have a confession: Before last Saturday, I had never attended a dance performance. Going into Dance for Life , I wasn’t sure what the event would look like or how it would make me feel—or if I would even understand what was happening on the stage. But I needed to go. I wanted to be there. I’ve always perceived dance as the most intimidating art form. Performers mix...
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AFC Welcomes New Senior VP; Names First Director of Housing Subsidiary

August 14, 2013

Media contact: Ryan Singleton, 312-334-0913, rsingleton@aidschicago.org CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is thrilled to welcome Simone Koehlinger to its leadership staff as Senior Vice President of Programs. Koehlinger started at AFC earlier this month and brings over 20 years of experience to the role. As the former Director of the Office of Lesbian,...
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