Equitas Health Blog

  • Day One Executive Orders Aimed at Achieving Equity
    1/21/2021 - Yesterday, President Biden issued 17 Executive Orders including several designed to reverse harmful and discriminatory Trump-era policies and to manage the public health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the measures President Biden signed were a broad-ranging executive order that implements protections for LGBTQ individuals under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an executive order to advance racial equity and support underserved communities, and an executive order to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • Your Advocacy Worked!
    1/12/2021 - In a time when we could really use some good news - state and federal policymakers just took significant measures to protect affordable healthcare by putting 340B savings back in the hands of community health centers and other safety net providers.
  • In Response to Today’s Events at the Capitol Building
    Earlier this afternoon, members of Congress gathered to certify the results of the Electoral College. The process, which is typically a formality, has been a target of President Trump and some of his allies in Congress. Supporters of President Trump gathered as members of Congress began the certification process and quickly the demonstration devolved into a violent, successful effort to breach …
  • Holiday Harm Reduction
    12/18/2020 - The best advice we can give for celebrating holidays this year is simple: DON’T GATHER IN PERSON. But if you are planning an in-person gathering, here are some tactics for reducing risk of COVID-19 exposure for you and your guests.
  • Living with HIV: How to Stay Heart Healthy and Connected During COVID-19 Quarantine
    12/16/2020 - When it comes to the potential impact on healthy behaviors and the isolation of quarantining, people living with HIV effectively treated by antiretroviral therapy (ART) medications do have additional factors to consider, according to Equitas Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chad Braun.
  • World AIDS Day: Remember. Support. Unite.
    12/1/2020 - Every year on December 1 - World AIDS Day - people across the globe recommit to the fight against HIV, show support for those living with HIV, and remember those taken from us by AIDS-related illness. This year World AIDS Day falls on Giving Tuesday, a day that Americans have come to use to kick-off holiday season generosity. While our hearts and minds are occupied with remembering those we have lost to AIDS-related illness, it would be a detriment to those we serve if we did not acknowledge that your Giving Tuesday contributions each year are critical to the work of caring for those living with HIV and ending the epidemic.
  • World AIDS Day 2020
    11/24/2020 - Please visit this page for a listing of World AIDS Day events Equitas Health is participating in or hosting around the state. We are partners in the fight to stop HIV. Whether through advocacy, volunteerism, philanthropy, or spreading the world that Undetectable equals Untransmittable, we are grateful for all you do to build a world in which HIV cannot thrive. We look forward to gathering with you, virtually, at World AIDS Day events across the state in the coming days.
  • Trans Day of Remembrance – Action Is the Antidote to Fear
    11/20/2020 - Please join me in setting aside time today to read the list of those lost to anti-trans violence this year. It is a sobering task—seemingly endless and most surely incomplete. Each of the lives on this list—and the many others whose names we will never know—represents a deep well of loss. A loved one taken from friends, family, and community. They each deserved more time, more joy, more safety. They deserved a better world than they were given.
  • Teagan Vaughn & the Road to Global Gender-Affirming Care
    11/19/2020 – Before Teagan Vaughn, PharmD, RPh, was a Clinical Pharmacist at Equitas Health’s King-Lincoln Medical Center & Pharmacy, she was receiving Equitas Health’s Trans Care as a patient of Mimi Rivard, ANP, MSN. Staff Copywriter Sean Moseley sat down with Teagan to discuss her journey as an Equitas Health patient and provider.
  • Mimi Rivard Named as Equitas Health’s First Director of Gender-Affirming Care
    11/12/2020 - We are thrilled to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week by announcing that Nurse Practitioner Mimi Rivard, ANP, MSN, has agreed to serve as our inaugural Director of Gender-Affirming Care!