Dwayne is a former Equitas Health employee who currently serves as the Director of Community Affairs at Fenway Health in Boston. In his new role at Equitas Health, Dwayne will create and implement an HIV prevention strategy to address continued rates of HIV infection in Ohio, including the disproportionate rates of HIV infection among youth, racial/ethnic minorities, transgender and gender non-conforming communities of color.
5/2/18 – Two out of three individuals who went to Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative and tested positive for HIV are Kent State students. Reporter Anu Sharma interviews area HIV treatment and prevention experts about the availability of PrEP and PEP to students.
4/26/18 – Scott Leibowitz, medical director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s THRIVE program, cites Equitas Health among the reasons why Amazon exec Jeff Bezos should choose Columbus if he’s serious about looking for an LGBTQ-Friendly city for the company’s second home.
4/26/18 – Equitas Health’s Chief Pharmacy Officer, Aaron Clark, received The Ohio Pharmacists Association’s 2018 recipient of the Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award.
4/15/18 – On Saturday morning, as hundreds walked and ran in the event that started and ended in the Arena District, Art Hanthorn helped keep things moving smoothly. To him, the large attendance and the more than $220,000 raised shows great progress in how AIDS is perceived since his brother died.
3/28/18 – Since 2009, TDOV has been a day to celebrate trans folks and their experiences, as well as to shed light on the prejudice and discrimination this community endures on a daily basis.
2/7/18 – Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to increase awareness about HIV among African Americans as well as a call to action to get involved in prevention, testing, and treatment efforts.
2/1/18 – On Wednesday, January 31, the Ohio House held a hearing on HB 160, the Ohio Fairness Act. HB 160 changes Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes.
1/23/18 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under the direction of the Trump Administration, announced the establishment of the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, an office that claims its purpose is to protect the “religious freedoms” of healthcare providers.
1/18/18 – Equitas Health stands in solidarity with all of our friends, neighbors, and staff – no matter where they come from – in an unwavering commitment to justice and health for all.