COVID-19 2020 Fact Sheet

An unprecedented pandemic in 2020 brought Howard Brown Health’s mission into focus. Amidst a backdrop of uncertainty, COVID-19 created an immediate crisis requiring a coordinated response in the service of public health and for the safety of historically under-resourced communities. With a bench of experts in community health, infectious disease, epidemiology, and contact tracing, Howard Brown quickly responded with testing stations, innovative partnerships, and revised protocols to keep patients and staff safe from a previously unknown virus. Using experience in crisis HIV response, social service support, and wraparound medical care, Howard Brown is uniquely positioned to adapt to urgent needs during an unpredictable time.

Four Corners: Health Research Priorities Among TNB Communities – Community Report

We are a group of trans and nonbinary community members from the Four Corners: Trans & Nonbinary (TNB) Health Research Advisory Network. In 2019, we conducted our first study on TNB health research priorities. We want to share the project, research, and findings with YOU, our community! We also want to provide helpful guidelines for TNB people to engage in meaningful research that reflect our values and we want to challenge researchers and institutions to prioritize our needs, because we know us better than anyone else does!

Four Corners: Health Research Priorities Among TNB Communities

In the summer of 2019, Four Corners conducted eight focus groups, two in each city of participating sites, in order to explore health and research priorities, participants’ prior experiences with research, and preferences for research dissemination. Focus groups were facilitated by two TNB project staff and included 65 participants, all of whom were at least eighteen years of age and self-identified as transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming. Participants were recruited via flyers posted at the four FQHCs and social media advertisements. Focus groups were audio recorded and transcribed.

Anal Dysplasia Screening Guidelines

Anal cancer incidence has been increasing for several years and disproportionality impacts people living with HIV; people with a history of cancer of the cervix, vagina, or vulva; people who have receptive anal intercourse or play with multiple partners; and people who have chronic HPV. The screening, early detection, and treatment of anal dysplasia and anal cancer has the potential to significantly improve morbidity and mortality as early detection can facilitate a cure. In response to this, Howard Brown has developed screening guidelines as a tool to identify patients who are more likely to benefit from anal dysplasia screening using the best available evidence.

Health Centered Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 edition of Health Centered is available now. This edition features information about “U=U,” an easy way to remember that undetectable means untransmittable.
The newsletter also features Howard Brown’s Youth Hormone Program and highlights our provider Dominique Murray in our Provider Spotlight. You can find out information about our clinics and much more in the latest issue. Pick up a copy of our newsletter at any one of our locations.

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