Howard Brown Health’s three-year strategic plan, entitled Pursuing Excellence, was developed with community and patient input. The plan lays out organizational goals for 2017–2020 in all areas of Howard Brown’s work, including initiatives to expand care access, patient engagement, and available services. Across all service lines, the plan promotes excellence, dedication, and fiscal diversification.
Howard Brown Health’s fifth Epidemiology Report highlights the significant public health role that Howard Brown plays in Chicago and the greater Midwest as the region’s largest LGBTQ organization. The report details sexually transmitted infection (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening, positivity, and behavioral trends among clients accessing care at Howard Brown’s clinical and outreach locations in calendar year 2017.
Howard Brown believes in holistic, whole person care. Working to connect the dots of our community’s care means finding ways to support our patients in and beyond the exam room. Whether a first-time visit, or as part of their ongoing health plan, patients receive guidance toward wellness and life improvements. At Howard Brown, we see individuals as they are, answering questions and connecting the dots along their care journey. Read our 2018 Annual Report for stories from patients and staff and insights into our growth in 2018.
The Fall 2018 edition of Health Centered is available now. Grab a copy today to find out what’s happening at Howard Brown. This edition features information on our new Suboxone program. Suboxone is a medication used to assist in the treatment of opioid addiction. You can find more information about this program and much more in the latest issue. Pick up a copy of our newsletter at any one of our locations or read it online.
In 2017, Howard Brown Health made enormous strides in expanding the depth and reach of our services citywide, with the aim to make affirming healthcare more convenient and affordable for everyone. The need for nonjudgmental and culturally competent care has never been greater – read our 2017 Annual Report below and see how we are working towards a world that values and uplifts the lives of LGBTQ people and allies.
See how we’re working at Howard Brown to eliminate stigma and discrimination as barriers to care in our 2017 Community Impact Report.
Highlighting trends over the five-year period, the report contains screening and positivity rates for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), behavioral and demographic information on clients accessing services, and the type of service accessed by year.