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Let’s Celebrate National Health Center Week!

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. Community health centers reach almost 27 million patients annually. This year, Howard Brown served nearly 35,000...

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Same Day Start: Redefining Care for People Living with HIV

by Lyndon VanderZanden, Ryan White Part D Linkage to Care Services Coordinator Howard Brown Health’s Same Day Start program officially launched on January 1, 2018, and since then we have been astounded at the success patients have achieved. Same Day Start is an...

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Healthy Sex is Zero Feet Away: Facts About Chlamydia

Getting an STI can be part of the health landscape for sexually active people, and knowing what STIs look and feel like is an important part of sexual health and healthy sex. For the Zero Feet Away sexual health campaign, Howard Brown Health is sharing facts about...

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Turning National Women’s Health Week Into a Healthy Lifestyle

by Carlyn LaGrone, Women’s Health Outreach and Education Coordinator Why is there a designated week for woman-identified folks to acknowledge their health? As women, I think we can often neglect to take care of themselves and frequently put their health and wellbeing...

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Howard Brown Health Staff Share 5 Reasons to be a Nurse

By Kathleen Jacobs-McLoyd, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing This year, to celebrate National Nurses Week, we would like to say thank you to the wonderful, dedicated nurses at Howard Brown Health! Nursing is a choice. We chose this profession because we believe in nursing...

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Healthy Sex is Zero Feet Away: Facts about Syphilis

As part of Zero Feet Away, we’re sharing facts about common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in shame-free, sex-positive, everyday language. We know everyone’s body and sex life is unique, but we can all stay healthy with the right tools and information....

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ChiQ: Honoring the Past, Planted in the Present

by Amy Nicole Miller (she/her), Manager of Women’s Health Services In many ways, we’ve made a lot of progress since the nineties, when Nancy Lanoue founded the Lesbian Community Cancer Project (LCCP). However, with the current threats to healthcare, to reproductive...

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Let’s Talk About SexuWellness

The Women’s Health Services team kicked off new programming called SexuWellness on Friday, March 23rd at Howard Brown Health Clark in Rogers Park. SexuWellness is a sexual health drop-in night where women and TGNC folks can come for a wide variety of sexual and...

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