6/29/2018 – The City of Columbus and Franklin County agree to increase funding for Equitas Health’s Safe Point program, which provided health services and clean syringes to 3,139 people last year. The funding will last through June 2019. Meanwhile Equitas Health and Harm Reduction Ohio continue to question an Ohio Department of Health decision to block local access to federal funding for syringe programs.
6-27-2018 – “Your life is going to change but it doesn’t mean it’s going to change for the worst. HIV doesn’t have to be as scary as a lot of people think it is.” Equitas Health’s Devin Quinn and Dwayne Steward explain to NBC4 why knowing your HIV status makes all the difference.
6/16/2018 – Equitas Health President and CEO Bill Hardy reflects on the impact of the 2017 protest at Columbus Pride and its place within the legacy of activism that continues to carve out the space for LGBTQ people of all backgrounds to live healthy and satisfying lives – the legacy we celebrate this month.
6/15/2018 – Equitas Health is proud to announce a new partnership with Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). Effective immediately, our King-Lincoln Medical Center and Pharmacy will serve as CCAD’s preferred provider of primary care and health services for its students.
6-14-2018 – Equitas Health asks elected official to make a financial commitment to clean needle access during the opioid crisis. “We have been funding the bulk of the program,” said Peggy Anderson, Equitas’ chief operating officer. “We are willing to fund a piece of it, but since it is a public health crisis, we feel it’s something our partners at the city and county should assist with.”
5/25/2018 – Reporter Jayne Gest interviews Equitas Health President and CEO Bill Hardy about his vision to make LGBTQ-focused healthcare accessible to more Ohioans. “We’re responding to the community’s needs,” Hardy says. “We are obsessed with our mission. We are obsessed with remaining relevant.”
Columbus Underground: Equitas Health Mozaic Program to Open Facility for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
5-21-2018 – Mozaic Program Director Cory Frederick announces the impending opening of the Mozaic community space and explains why re-creating healthcare and prevention settings is essential to meeting the health needs of transgender and gender non-conforming people of color.
6/3/18 – Pattie Clay is Equitas Health’s new Chief Clinical Operations Officer. In this role Pattie will guide and engage Equitas Health’s growing clinical staff with an eye on enhancing and improving patient experience.
5/30/18 – In this issue of The Gateway, meet Scarlett Le Blanc and Dwayne Steward, read our latest announcements, learn about new programs like CAPIT, and see our upcoming calendar of PRIDE and AIDS Walk Ohio events.
5/23/18 – 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 new strategies to address HIV infection in Ohio, including the disproportionate rates of HIV infection among youth, racial/ethnic minorities, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities of color.