Howard Brown Health Announces New Manager of Policy and Advocacy

Aisha Davis to lead initiatives advocating for LGBTQ health for Howard Brown Health’s Center for Education, Research and Advocacy

(Chicago, IL, January 15, 2019) – Howard Brown Health is proud to announce that Aisha Davis has been named the Manager of Policy and Advocacy for the Center for Education, Research and Advocacy (ERA). ERA’s advocacy team focuses on initiatives that improve the health and lives of people within the LGBTQ community in Chicago and beyond. The position of Manager of Policy and Advocacy works to advance patient access to affirming healthcare and address social determinants of health through public policy, grassroots efforts, and community-led education initiatives.

The position of Manager of Policy and Advocacy extends Aisha’s breadth of experience in LGBTQ advocacy work. As an avid student of intersectionality, Aisha has worked on civil and human rights issues throughout her legal career, including work with Amnesty International, the Human Rights Foundation, Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, and the African American Policy Forum.

Aisha is eager to expand Howard Brown’s advocacy efforts and shared, “I am excited to join the ERA team and build on its contributions to improvements in healthcare access for the LGBTQ community and Chicagoans.”

“Aisha will bring vital skills and experience to ERA. I am confident she will effectively advocate for not only Howard Brown’s growing population of 35,000 patients and others who are underserved by traditional healthcare systems,” said Andie Baker, Vice President of Center for Education, Research and Advocacy.

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Howard Brown is the largest LGBTQ organization in the Midwest, providing primary and specialty healthcare, social services, and infectious disease screenings to more than 35,000 people each year. The 10 clinics span the City of Chicago, from Englewood to Rogers Park. For more information, visit howardbrown.org.

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Media Inquiries:

Casey Callich, Communications Manager, Howard Brown Health

caseyc@howardbrown.org, (desk) 773.388.1600 ext 1048

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