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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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AFC Releases 2013 Annual Report

February 5, 2014

For nearly 30 years, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has led the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is with the collective efforts of our individual, government, and community partners that we continue to achieve new and exciting milestones year after year. Our 2013 annual report highlights our first-year accomplishments in implementing our three-year strategic plan called Road to Health...
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Comments on the Draft Medicaid 1115 Waiver

February 4, 2014

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) submitted comments January 22, 2014, in response to the state’s Draft 1115 Waiver Application .  In the comments, AFC urges the state to prioritize case management for people with HIV, leverage the Medicaid Health Home state plan option to improve care for people with HIV, and institute financial incentives for HMOs to improve care provided to people...
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