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  • No Justice, No Pride!
    6/18/2020 - Equitas Health recognizes that the strides made since Stonewall are not equally experienced by the Black community and other communities of color. For Pride 2020, we rededicate ourselves to standing with those who have fought longer and received less. This commitment extends not only to our patients and clients of color, but to our staff of color as well.
  • Equitas Health Statement on State Violence
    6/3/2020 - Equitas Health recognizes state violence as a malignant expression of the institutional racism embedded in our nation’s justice system. It is also an abhorrent tool used to prevent the public from enacting change to eliminate the racism that impacts all of our systems, including healthcare, housing, employment, finance, education, politics, and environmental protection.
  • Larry Kramer, HIV/AIDS Activist and Playwright Dies
    5/28/20 - Larry Kramer, LGBTQ+ rights advocate and playwright, fought the AIDS crisis as one of its most outspoken and disruptive activists. He co-founded The Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) in 1981 and founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987: the two most seminal organizations of the nascent HIV/AIDS movement.
  • Meet Our Cincinnati Providers: Nicole Schimweg, PMHNP
    Meet Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Nicole Schimweg, PMHNP What can you tell us about your experience prior to joining Equitas Health?  Before joining Equitas Health, I worked for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for 5 years.   What excites you most about joining Equitas Health? I am really inspired by our mission to provide “Care for All.” I believe everyone should have …
  • Meet Our Cincinnati Providers: JoMarie Richardson, PharmD.
    Meet Pharmacy Manager, JoMarie Richardson, PharmD. What can you tell us about your experience prior to joining Equitas Health? I have reinvented my pharmacy career several times: at a hospital pharmacy, an insurance company, and most recently a retail pharmacy.  I enjoyed different things about each and believe they will all contribute to the work I do at Equitas Health.   What excites you …
  • Remembering Chuck Usher: Healer, Advocate, and Friend.
      In 1989, there was only one FDA-approved drug to treat HIV/AIDS. People weren’t “living with HIV.” They were dying from AIDS. And in many cases, they were dying alone – separated from family and healthcare providers by pervasive stigma. It was a time of compounding loss and fear, when everyday heroes took the place of family to offer kindness and compassion to the dying. It was also a time …
  • Meet Our Cincinnati Providers: Elizabeth Roebuck, APRN
    Meet Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth Roebuck, APRN What can you tell us about your experience prior to joining Equitas Health?   I have been a nurse practitioner for three years. My first NP job was with The Little Clinic in Denver, CO. I also worked in the Student and Employee Health Center at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Prior to becoming a NP, I worked as an RN in the emergency department at …
  • Recognizing National Transgender HIV Testing Day
    Among the 3.3 million testing events reported to the CDC in 2013, the percentage of transgender people who received a new HIV diagnosis was more than 3 times the national average. Knowing your HIV status is the most effective way to protect yourself and your partners, no matter what the result. Get Tested. Know Your Status. If your result is negative, consider PrEP, a once daily pill that is 99% …
  • Safe Point: Essential Services. Life-Saving Care.
    04/14/20–Safe Point Ohio (Safe Point) has been serving the community of persons who inject drugs (PWID) in Franklin County for over four years. In 2019 alone, Safe Point saved 2,984 lives from opiate overdoses, distributed 2,508 overdose reversal kits and 3,806 test strips for the deadly drug fentanyl, provided 967,316 new syringes, and received 650,000 used syringes for safe disposal …
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    Daniel Mathuews, MSW, LSW: Strengthening Links to Happier, Healthier Lives
    04/07/20– Behavioral Health Therapist, Daniel Mathuews, MSW, LSW provides counseling for all at Equitas Health’s Athens and Portsmouth offices. Daniel previously worked as an Equitas Health case manager, and the experience he gained providing HIV supportive services has proven invaluable in his current role. “Social work is the link in a chain of many professions,” says Daniel. In both …