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AFC is seeking candidates for board membership

August 1, 2022

Are you interested in creating equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions?   If the answer is yes, we have just the volunteer opportunity for you!  AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is  looking for individuals who can help us achieve our goals of equity and justice by serving on our Board of Directors. ...
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Illinois Members of Congress support letter to Biden administration demanding $100m for Monkeypox Response

July 29, 2022

By Omar Martínez González CHICAGO, IL — On Monday the U.S. House of Representatives , led by New York Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-10), delivered a letter to President Biden, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky requesting...
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PAT’s Co-Creating Futures 2021 summit report shares how BIPOC and LGBTQ+ leaders can be involved in public policy work

July 14, 2022

By Indigo Quashie Between July and September of 2021, Pride Action Tank (PAT) , through the support of AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) , hosted three monthly events geared towards bringing together BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ leaders to work collaboratively to discuss the ways community members can be involved in public policy work...
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Welcome our new Getting to Zero Illinois team members!

July 12, 2022

By Indigo Quashie  Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) is Illinois’s state-wide initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. In coalition with people living with HIV, community-based organizations, health care providers, government agencies and others, we are working together toward a day where HIV transmissions are rare. To create a future where all people...
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Nothing is more American than a 4th of July parade

July 5, 2022

By John Peller, AFC President/CEO Nothing is more American than a 4 th of July parade.  And tragically, nothing is more American than a mass shooting with a high-powered rifle.  Our hearts go out to the families of the seven victims of the Highland Park 4 th of July parade shooting. We hope the dozens of people injured have a speedy physical and...
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U.S. Supreme Court upholds harmful Mississippi abortion ban and strikes Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

By Omar Martínez González, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy Photo credited to Omar Martínez González WASHINGTON, DC — Today, The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a devastating blow to the right of women and pregnant people to access safe abortion services. Not only did it give Mississippi the green light to enforce its harmful 15-week...
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Connection to Care Learning Collaborative launches to increase LGBTQ+ and HIV cultural competency in Chicago’s Health Centers

June 16, 2022

Contact: PrideActionTank@aidschicago.org   Pride Action Tank (PAT) , a project of AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC), is excited to announce the pilot launch of the Connection to Care Learning Collaborative (CCLC). CCLC seeks to work with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and look-alikes in Chicago to increase their capacity to provide...
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Stefanie Clark shares her story and advocate journey towards becoming a Renaissance Woman [VIDEO]

June 14, 2022

One of AFC’s missions is to continue to amplify the voices of LGBTQ older adults and their experiences navigating advocacy work, healthcare, social stigma, or living with HIV. Stefanie Clark is a lesbian and transgender woman who has spent the past six years advocating for culturally competent care training for all medical professionals throughout Illinois, from clinic receptionists,...
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Kim Hunt’s Innovative Approach to Storytelling Creates Lasting Systemic Change in Illinois and Beyond

June 3, 2022

I am excited to introduce my colleague Kim L. Hunt to you – Kim has led AIDS Foundation Chicago’s Pride Action Tank (PAT) as Executive Director since its inception seven years ago and also serves as Senior Director on AFC’s Policy & Advocacy team. I want to share with you how Kim’s innovative approach to storytelling – focused on individual joy and...
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Governor Pritzker signs Medicaid Omnibus legislation that increases access and equity in Illinois’ health care system

May 27, 2022

By Indigo Quashie  Mission Possible: Lobby Days, 2008 CHICAGO — Today, on May 27, 2022, Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4343: Medicaid Omnibus . This law contains two of AIDS Foundation Chicago’s (AFC) 2022 state legislative priorities , encouraging Medicaid enrollment by making the current practice of Medicaid continuous eligibility for Illinoisans with...
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