BAC Hosts World AIDS Day 2017 Brooklyn Youth Rally

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Spencer Casseus | 347-505-5181 scasseus@bac-ny.org BRIDGING ACCESS TO CARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GILEAD TO HOST ‘IN THE RED: WORLD AIDS BROOKLYN YOUTH RALLY’ TO COMMEMORATE WORLD AIDS DAY WITH OVER 300 STUDENTS AT STAR EARLY COLLEGE ERASMUS HALL HIGH SCHOOL IN FLATBUSH - FRIDAY, DEC. 1ST, 11:00AM – 2:30PM AT ERASMUS HALL (Brooklyn, New York) – On Friday, December 1st, 2017 Bridging Access to Care (BAC) along with local community partners will gather over 300 Brooklyn students and teachers with support from local elected officials will gather at the Science, Technology and Research High School (S.T.A.R.) at Erasmus Hall High School for the first-ever World AIDS Day Brooklyn Youth Rally titled ‘IN THE RED’ to commemorate World AIDS Day and bring awareness about and tacking the issue…
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BAC’s Therapist Julio Ginel Talks ‘Depression’ on WKRB College Radio

BAC’s Therapist Julio Ginel Talks ‘Depression’ on WKRB College Radio

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Our very own Behavioral Health Therapist Julio Ginel was featured on the “Nothing But the Truth” radio show on WKRB 90.3  at Kingsborough Community College Radio on June 6th 2017 Attached is the interview link where Julio engages in a lengthy conversation about Depression with the host Ms. Truth. https://www.mixcloud.com/MsTruthSays/nothin-but-the-truth-6-6-17-depression-ft-therapist-julio-ginel/  
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We Are 1 – HIV Long Term Survivors Awareness Day

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On June 5th, 1981 the Centers for Disease Control released the first official report on what became known as the AIDS epidemic. In the 36 years since, great strides have been made through early detection and treatment; however, long-term survivors live with significant social and emotional challenges. Aging with HIV often presents a number of mental health complications including stigma, isolation, survivor’s guilt, and depression, among other issues.  In an effort to begin addressing these issues, a group of activists decided to dedicate June 5th as the day to celebrate and honor HIV/AIDS Long-term Survivors.  For the past two years, the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has commemorated and honored this day with a panel discussion and community conversation about the experiences of people living with…
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BAC Teams Up with Thrive NYC, ,Tumblr, Live Breathe for Mental Health Awareness Celebration!

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On May 24th, 2017, In honor or Mental Health Awareness month in May, Bridging Access to Care, DOHMH Thrive NYC, Tumblr and Live Breathe all teamed up for Release: A Mental Health Month Awareness Celebration to unveil New York City’s Mental Health Quilt at Tumblr Headquarters in NYC— A community event Inspired by the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight”. Our Mental Health panelist of experts included : Clay Cane, CNN.com contributor and Author; Dr. Marilyn Fraser, CEO, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health; Dr. Gary Belkin,  Executive Deputy Commissioner at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Aletha Maybank,  Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Founding Director, Center for Health Equity; Hakeem Rahim, Mental Health Expert, Author, and Advocate, Founder of Live Breathe, LLC. and I…
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BAC Celebrates 30 Years at World AIDS Day Benefit Awards Gala

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Brooklyn, New York— On Friday, December 2nd, 2016, Bridging Access to Care (BAC) hosted a very special benefit awards gala at Brooklyn College in New York, to commemorate World AIDS Day. The event was also held to honor the leadership of 30 outstanding individuals for their remarkable contribution in response to Governor Cuomo’s Ending the Epidemic Blueprint, in an effort to end AIDS by 2020. Following a moment’s silence to remember the 100 million people around the world who have lost their lives to AIDS, Tony & Grammy award-winner Billy Porter (Broadway hit show ‘Kinky Boots’) delivered a heart-warming and captivating story of his struggles growing up in the 80s and 90s during the height of the AIDS epidemic. His remarks was followed by notable recognition and Proclamation from the…
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BAC ANNOUNCES NEW DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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(Monday, June 6, 2016) - Today, Bridging Access to Care is proud to announce that Nadine Ranger-Akinyemi, Director of Social Support Services, has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director effective immediately.  Nadine will be responsible for the effective implementation and management of BAC programs and administration.  She will work with the senior management team on agency-wide strategic planning issues, marketing/public relations and related resource development activities including Quality Improvement and Human Resources. Nadine, has more than 24 years of experience in the health care field particularly in HIV/AIDS. Her tenure in the health field involved patient care, program development and research in both hospital and community-based environments. She is a Brooklyn College Alumni, and holds a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) and Informatics from the University of Phoenix. Nadine has been…
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Words Matter: Ending HIV-related Stigma!

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Words matter. They can motivate, empower, and lift people up. They can also do a great deal of damage and tear people down. Stigma can also be a by-product of how we talk about HIV data. David Matthews from Bridging Access to Care in Brooklyn, New York, spoke at the stigma meeting at The White House about how the recently released data on lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis can stigmatize black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and potentially undermine the efforts of uninfected black gay men and others to stay HIV-negative. Read the article  by clicking here
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BAC-BMK Program Manager David Matthews Attends White House Meeting on HIV Stigma

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We are proud of our very own BAC staffer David Matthews. Our Program Manager for the Brooklyn Men (K)onnect (BMK) program was invited to present on HIV stigma within at-risk communities in New York City  on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2016! Bridging Access to Care was the only organization from Brooklyn represented at the prestigious meeting to sit with the Office of National AIDS Policy. BAC is gearing up for major changes in 2016! Get on board and join us by partnering with us to fight HIV stigma in New York City!  For more information on partnering with Bridging Access to Care, call 347-505-5181 or email scasseus@bac-ny.org.  
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BAC Attends The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit VIII

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BAC Attends The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit VIII: Tackling the Social Drivers of HIV September 14-16, 2015, Washington DC Omni Shoreham Hotel Launched in 2005, the Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Series is a unique interdisciplinary forum for consideration of research findings and policy initiatives that focus on the role of housing, poverty and other structural determinants of HIV prevention and care outcomes. Summit meetings support knowledge transfer and evidence-based skill building among people with HIV/AIDS, health and housing researchers, service providers, and policy makers at the global, national and local levels. The Summit Series has become the primary venue for informing HIV/AIDS housing policy in North America, and is an influential forum for broader discussion of the role of housing in disease prevention and management. A…
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