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Navigating Healthcare sucks! How AFC and Center on Halsted are working to change that with the #HIVhub!

October 22, 2022

The HIV Resource Coordination HUB (the HUB) is Chicago’s one-stop shop for comprehensive healthcare, regardless of HIV status.

Now approaching its third anniversary, the HUB is a community partnership between AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) and the Center on Halsted to expand access and reduce the friction of linkage to healthcare, housing, and support services in the Chicago area. Since launching February 2020, the Resource HUB has provided comprehensive information, direct connections to HIV and Housing services and emergency financial assistance to over 1,500 individuals living with and vulnerable to HIV. The HUB is funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). 

To expand awareness of this vital resource in the South and West communities, the HUB’s fall campaign “Navigating Healthcare Sucks” is on the public transit buses, trains and stations of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) citywide!  Made possible with support from CDPH and GILEAD Sciences, this bi-lingual campaign can be seen prominently at 21 “L” train stations on the Red, Green, and Orange lines and 200+ train cars and bus banners in South and West Side neighborhoods. 

We’re excited to share the news of the campaign with you and our partners in the network! Access the social media folder for graphics to share with your community! Don’t forget the hashtag #HIVhub!  

How do I connect to the HUB?  

  • Call 1-844-HUB-4040 to connect you to the Center on Halsted HIV/ STI Call & PrEP center to reach a rapid response team to support you in navigating services that you need.  
  • Visit hivhub.org to access Your Resource HUB portal where you can apply for financial assistance programs and communicate directly with a Rapid Response team member.  In addition, use our provider locator! With your zip code, you can search for serviceproviders citywide including HIV prevention, treatment, healthcare navigation, housing and PrEP support.  
  • Interested in learning more about how the HUB can assist you? Attend our pop-up clinic at the Center on Halsted-South MPV/bivalent clinics on Thursdays Oct 20 and Oct 27, from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. Registration required. Address: 6323 S Cottage Grove 

For questions about the HUB or updates regarding the HUB or accessing care, reach out to 

Anthony Guerrero Short, MS  

HIV Resource Coordination HUB Manager at aguerrero@aidschicago.org  

Melanie Cross  

Senior Manager, Care Systems Management at mcross@aidschicago.org 

 

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