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  • National Community Health Center Week Highlights Need for Affordable, Accessible Care
    8/9/2020 - This year, community health centers, including Equitas Health’s four primary care medical centers and pharmacies in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, have led the charge to rapidly transform affordable primary care, and keep the COVID-19 pandemic from interrupting critical health and wellness services.
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    8/7/2020 - We stand with Federal AIDS Policy Partnership and AIDS United. The CDC must declare racism a public health crisis in the United States; increase Black representation among senior CDC leadership and diversify the talent pipeline for future leaders; and acknowledge and take immediate, direct action to address CDC’s toxic culture of exclusion and racial discrimination.
  • Equitas Health Announces Move to Add Juneteenth as a Paid Holiday
    The Equitas Health Board of Trustees voted unanimously to establish Juneteenth as a paid holiday in place of Presidents Day. Black achievement and freedom benefit all Americans and should be celebrated by all Americans. This is an important step though just the beginning of our work to make Equitas Health a meaningfully anti-racist workplace.
  • Statement on the Defacing of Findlay’s “Rainbow Ohio”
    7/20/2020 - Last weekend, anti-LGBTQ+ activists defaced the “Rainbow Ohio” street painting in Findlay, Ohio by spray painting it with the words “straight pride.” Equitas Health stands with LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay in condemning this as an act of bigoted hatred. We also recognize that this is not an isolated incident. These hateful letters scrawled across the pavement in Findlay, Ohio align with efforts in cities and towns across the country aimed at dividing us against our common interests. But we will not be divided.
  • 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 …