Archive for July, 2016

12/12/16 SAVE THE DATE! “Addressing the Intersection of Racism and HIV”

Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force

12-12-16 Racism and HIV Save the Date

12-12-16 Racism and HIV Save the Date [pdf]

The City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator’s Office, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, APLA Health and Wellness, UCLA Center for HIV Prevention and Treatment Services, the Los Angeles County HIV Drug and Alcohol Task Force (HIV DATF), East Los Angeles Women’s Center, REACH LA, JWCH Institute, and AIDS United, will be hosting an event: “Addressing the Intersection of Racism and HIV” on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the California Endowment 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m.

The purpose of the event is to address the impact of race and racism in access, engagement and retention in HIV services beyond the lens of health disparities. At the end of the event, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of mass incarceration on communities of color, particularly African American communities, and its impact on health outcomes, that includes disease…

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Mollie Lowery, Rest in Power

A huge resource to our clients on skid row for decades, Mollie died yesterday. She is survived by a partner of 41 years, Ariana Manov (

Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Mollie was a hero to all of fighting for social justice and basic human dignity here in Los Angeles. All strength to her partner, our friend Ariana Manov.
For decades in Los Angeles, no one was more dedicated to comforting the sick, the destitute and the forgotten than Mollie Lowery.
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Mollie Lowery, a pioneer in efforts to help people suffering from poverty, addiction and mental illness move out of tents and cardboard boxes on Los Angeles’ sidewalks an..

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09/29/16: Gaps, Barriers & Solutions for Reducing Mental Health Disparities for Latinos


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The 2016 Summer issue of PERSPECTIVES now available ( newsletter of the LGBTQ Section of APA Division 35)

The 2016 Summer issue of PERSPECTIVES is hot off the press! PERSPECTIVES is a newsletter of the LGBTQ Section of APA Division 35. You can grab a copy at our website ( or directly on google drive…/0B6jsO3WpFHQNYlF2ZmdlVnJyS…/view…


07/29/16: FREE meningococcal vaccine

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Alert: Meningitis Outbreak in Los Angeles County

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Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Dear SAPC providers,

This is to alert you regarding a concerning outbreak of potentially fatal meningitis that has recently surfaced in Los Angeles County, with a disproportionate impact on gay and bisexual men. Given the association between substance use and compromised health, the high-risk population we serve, and the fact that our treatment settings may at times occur in enclosed settings with groups of individuals, it is important that SAPC providers be aware of this outbreak and available resources and recommendations (please see below).

The Dept of Public Health Acute Communicable Disease Control website contains more information about this outbreak and available resources, including meningococcal vaccination clinics:

Additionally, the Los Angeles Times has published an editorial on this outbreak that your staff and clients may also find useful:

Many thanks for your efforts to ensure the health and wellness of our communities.



Gary Tsai, M.D.
Medical Director and Science Officer
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
County of Los Angeles…

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07/13/16 meeting reminder and agenda

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 07/13/16 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This month we meet in room 139.

The agenda is attached.

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
  • Parking: free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation: 4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

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