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AFC Honor's the Life and Legacy Of Clinton Latimore

October 6, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we, the AFC family, announce the loss of our colleague and friend Clinton Latimore, but it is with a joyous spirit that we celebrate his life.   Clinton joined the AFC family in 2019 as an intern with the Housing Stabilization Team and Housing Navigation Program. Over the years, he made a significant impact on Chicago and the people fortunate...
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Led by all Black women, AFC’s Care Team consistently goes above and beyond

September 21, 2022

By Livvie Avrick The role of Black women in healthcare often goes unseen and undervalued. At AFC, the impact of Black women cannot be overstated. Take the Care team for example, led by four extraordinary black female-identified leaders, Bashirat Olayanju, Lakethia Patterson, Angela Jordan, and Melanie Cross, these women are critical in keeping the Chicago HIV communities healthy, well, and...
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GTZ-IL awards $200,000 in grants to support ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois

August 30, 2022

This month, Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) and AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) awarded $200,000 to community-based organizations implementing strategies to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. The pool of grants will support goals and alignment with the statewide plan. Each organization will receive an award from $20,000-$40,000 in addition to workforce training and technical assistance.  Six of...
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Caprice Carthans believes transgender health care must be rooted in reality and healing

August 23, 2022

By Indigo Quashie Caprice Carthans is a member of AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Board of Directors and Community Advisory Board (CAB) and fierce advocate for competent transgender health care across the city. As a Black transgender woman herself, Caprice centers her advocacy work around supporting, inspiring, and protecting her communities and the physical spaces they inhabit...
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Meet Dominique Hayes, AFC’s Lead Care Coordination Specialist

August 18, 2022

By Indigo Quashie Dominique Hayes is the Lead Care Coordination Specialist (CCS) at AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). She began her work in the field as an intern with Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI). Now rebranded as the Mother and Child Alliance (MACA) , this initiative provides prenatal and postpartum comprehensive services to pregnant women and their families...
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Meet AFC's new Associate Board members

August 16, 2022

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)’s Associate Board includes emerging leaders who are passionate in the fight for HIV/AIDS services and prevention in the Chicagoland area. Members of the Associate Board act as ambassadors for AFC by taking part in fundraising, community service and advocacy activities that create health equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and other...
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Congress passes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, sends to President Biden for signature

August 15, 2022

By Omar Martínez González, Sr. Manager, Policy & Advocacy CHICAGO, IL — AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) celebrates  Friday’s  passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill cleared the Senate last week and is headed to President Biden for his signature. AFC cheers the provisions that will allow the federal...
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For Joel, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is a chance to give back to his community

August 9, 2022

Story and interview by Livvie Avrick For Joel Jackson, Director of Inclusion and Equity Strategies for the Urban Health Initiative at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM), participating in AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is an opportunity to contribute to a healthier society – and when a community is healthy, everyone benefits. Joel is part of a fundraising team for the Chicago...
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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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