Press Releases

Good Morning and Go Vote!

August 7, 2018

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.

Columbus Dispatch: Was CVS favored by state in multimillion-dollar deal to provide HIV drugs?

August 6, 2018

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.

“The Gateway” Newsletter – July 2018

July 25, 2018

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.

Columbus Dispatch: Cash-strapped clean needle initiative saved

July 2, 2018

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.

NBC4: On National HIV Testing Day, man living with virus stresses importance of knowing your status

June 29, 2018

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.

Celebrating Pride, Remembering Those Who Brought Us This Far

June 16, 2018

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.

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