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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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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The 2016 World AIDS Day Community Leadership Awards

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View the gala invitation Congratulations to the 2016 World AIDS Day Community Leadership Award Recipients:  Divinah “Dee” Bailey, Founder, Watchful Eye Natacha Baron, RN, FNP-C, Associate Medical Doctor, Housing Works Dr. Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatric/Executive Director, SUNY Downstate Medical Center/HEAT Program Nicole Bowles, National Transgender Speaker & Activists/LGBT Outreach & Recruitment Specialist, Exponents, Inc. Darrell Cortez, CEO/Creative Director, Wrap-It-Up Campaign/Chrome Eye Creative Sharen Duke, Executive Director, AIDS Service Center NY C. Virginia Fields, President & CEO, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Ingrid Floyd, Executive Director, Iris House Lee Garr, MA, CASAC-T, Director of Integrated Care, Amida Care NY Lolisa Gibson-Hunte, HIV/AIDS Activist, Educator & Author Ericka Hart, Director of Adolescent Sexual Health, Grand Street Settlement Cristina Herrera, CASAC-T, Opportunities Coordinator, Transgender, The Center / Founder & CEO,…
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