9/18/2018 – There are just 50 days until Election Day on November 6, and just three weeks left until Ohio’s Voter Registration Deadline of October 9. Stop by any of Equitas Health’s offices across the state to either register to vote or to update any changes to your registration and visit EquitasHealth.com/votes to learn what’s at stake in the upcoming election and find key voting dates and locations.
9/12/2018 – Art for Life, Ohio’s most successful and longest running charity art auction, is on track to exceed its $640,000 record, having raised more than $400,000 prior to any art being sold. The event taking place Saturday, September 15 at the Columbus Museum of Art is not only a celebration of the arts community and Equitas Health’s work, but also a celebration of life and the artists who enrich it.
The Columbus Dispatch: Mimi Rivard, Nurse practitioner’s compassion helps keep patients from being marginalized
9/2018 – Nurse Practitioner Mimi Rivard, MSN CNP honored as one of the Columbus Dispatch 2018 Everyday Heroes for her work providing quality and compassionate care to members of the trans community. Rivard draws parallels between the discrimination her current patients encounter in the medical community and the experience of her patients 30 years ago during the height of the AIDS crisis.
9/6/2018 – In 1983 a group of AIDS activists stormed the closing ceremony of the 5th annual Lesbian and Gay Health Conference holding a banner that read “Fighting for Our Lives.” We have chosen the theme “Fighting for Our Lives” for the 2018 Transforming Care Conference to pay homage to the work of advocates in the past and to highlight the urgent need to stand up, speak up, and fight for our fundamental rights through advocacy, activism, providing and obtaining comprehensive health care for our community, and standing in solidarity with all marginalized communities.
8/24/2018 – Masquerage returns on October 26, 2018! Equitas Health’s Dayton region signature event raises critical funds for the community-based healthcare system’s life-saving work. Equitas Health is thrilled to be activating a long-vacant space in the City of Dayton’s Transportation Center Garage.
8/23/2018 – It’s once again time to prepare for the nation’s premier public health event aimed at the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV: The internationally recognized Transforming Care Conference. This year’s conference will be on October 18-19 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus. Register at the early bird discount rate today, and nominate providers, trailblazers, and advocates for our Transforming Care Awards.
The Washington Post: An Ohio judge blocked transgender teens’ new names, so they set out to change the system
8/14/2018 – Washington Post’s Deanna Paul reports on Elliott Whitaker and Jamie Shaul’s class-action lawsuit against Judge Joseph Kirby and explores the challenges trans Ohioans face when pursuing legal name and gender changes. Equitas Health Legal Counsel Trent Stechschulte reports that more than 400 people have participated in Equitas Health’s free Name and Gender Change Legal Clinics since the program began two years ago.
7/12/2018 – Today’s special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is in a statistical dead heat. Chief Public Policy & Strategy Officer Daphne Kackloudis reminds us to get out and vote. Read more for links to Franklin, Licking, and Delaware County Boards of Elections.
7/29/2018 – Equitas Health President and CEO Bill Hardy and Chief Pharmacy Officer Aaron Clark speak out against a State of Ohio contract to CVS that allows the national pharmacy company not only to control federal money for HIV drugs in Ohio, but also to require patients to buy their medicine only at CVS pharmacies.
7/25/2018 – What did Sarah Fortin do before becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner? Do trans women need mammograms? What’s 340B, anyway? And when will we find out this year’s Masquerage theme?!? All your questions answered in the July issue of The Gateway newsletter.