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Igniting our 30th year of service by honoring two long-time supporters

May 1, 2014

AIDS Foundation of Chicago's (AFC) top donors and supporters will be venturing to Ignite Glass Studios in the textured West Town neighborhood for this year's spring fundraising event, where we'll kick off our 30th year of service. IGNITE, named after the industrial venue, will feature an open bar, world-class fare and dancing. Guests will also enjoy live glass artistry and roof-top views of the city...
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HUD grants $3 million to AIDS Foundation of Chicago to continue two housing programs

April 25, 2014

Through its Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $3 million to AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) for two of its core housing programs. The Re-entry Housing for Health Partnership (RHHP) was awarded a $1,419,482 HOPWA permanent supportive housing renewal grant to continue to provide housing...
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HIV/AIDS support from the ground up at Advocacy Days event in Springfield

April 17, 2014

Before she met with State Representative La Shawn Ford at the Illinois state capitol building, Jacalyn Boyd had never had much interaction with her elected officials. But on April 9, Boyd, a peer navigator on the Austin Health Center of Cook County CBC Initiative in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, joined more than 100 advocates to meet with their elected officials and advocate for their support...
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Update: AFC on Medicaid plan to address HIV

April 7, 2014

Updated comments from AFC president/CEO on Medicaid plan to address HIV   New comments from interim President/CEO John Peller on a new Medicaid plan   advanced by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn were released on March 10. This plan will include an HIV-specific provision that will improve care for people living with HIV....
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Governor Quinn's Budget Supports Vital HIV/AIDS Services

March 26, 2014

Media contact: Edward Wagner                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel...
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Medicaid Plan to Address HIV

February 27, 2014

Note: Story updated with March 10 comments In a significant victory for HIV advocates, a new Medicaid plan advanced by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn plan will include a provision that will improve care for people living with HIV. The HIV-specific provision — an HIV health home — was included after concerted advocacy by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and our...
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Illinois HIV Care Connect: Reaching Out to Changing HIV-Positive Population

February 25, 2014

Improved prognoses, but many still at-risk for infection Illinois HIV Care Connect is taking major strides to reach out to a changing HIV-positive population benefiting from improved prognoses due to advances in treatment and access to care. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is one of seven lead agencies coordinating the services provided through the program, which is funded by the...
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HIV/AIDS Illinois District Fact Sheets

February 25, 2014

Check out the HIV/AIDS statistics in your legislative district. District Fact Sheets provide vital facts and information on the status of each senate district with regards to the HIV/AIDS incidence and prevalence rate, along with the services that are provided for people living with HIV/AIDS. It is up to you to ensure that your senators and legislators are aware of these figures in order...
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Medicaid Managed Care is Coming - What You Need to Know to be Ready Webinar

February 18, 2014

Get up to speed on changes to the Illinois Medicaid program by registering for a webinar on the new Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) initiatives. This webinar will focus on the Integrated Care Program (ICP), which impacts seniors and people with disabilities who are currently on Medicaid. Among others, this program affects people who receive home and community-based services as a part...
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Munar Stepping Down Following Two-Decade Career at AFC

February 11, 2014

Dear Friends, As a person living with and concerned about HIV, I am enormously grateful to have spent the past 23 years of my career nurturing a vibrant and powerful community for social justice at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). It is therefore with mixed emotions that I announce my plans to step down as AFC’s president and CEO at the end of March to take the helm at the Howard...
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