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Creating Space for Latinx Folks to Find Their Voice

Growing up in Chicago, my identity never made sense. Ukrainian Village used to have a large Latino and Hispanic population, many who were new immigrants in need of help to start their lives here in Chicago. My father wanted to help, and he started a driving school to...

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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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