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Health news: HIV/AIDS column; HIV/AIDS Response Act; HBHC seeks boardmembers
2015-05-13

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HBHC seeks advisory board applicants

As part of its ongoing community engagement mission, Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) calls for new applicants for its Community Advisory Board ( CAB ), a board that provides feedback on HBHC's community health programs.

Like HBHC's client base, the seven to 15 members of the CAB represent the diversity of the community.

In order to be eligible, CAB applicants must have received services from HBHC within the last two years. Other CAB membership requirements state that applicants must:

—Attend at least nine of the 12 CAB meetings each year

—Read information sent to the CAB to prepare for meetings

—Provide thoughtful feedback at meetings

—Promote HBHC in the community

—Make suggestions about what you think the community needs

—Participate in CAB photo on HBHC website, annual report and other materials.

To apply, visit howardbrown.org/application and download the CAB application form. The form can be submitted in person at any HBHC location, or emailed to Andie Baker at CAB@howardbrown.org . Applications are due Sunday, May 31.

HIV/AIDS Response Act advances

The African-American HIV/AIDS Response Act ( HB1004 ), which state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford ( D-Chicago ) sponsored, passed through the Illinois House by a 114-to-0 vote.

In addition, the act, which was set to expire in 2016, was extended to 2026. HB1004 was then brought to the Illinois Senate's Public Health committee on May 6, successfully passing the "first reading."

According to the General Assembly website, the chief Senate sponsor is John Cullerton ( D-Chicago ), with Emil Jones III ( D-Chicago ), Daniel Biss ( D-Skokie ), Patricia Van Pelt ( D-Chicago ) and Jacqueline Collins ( D-Chicago ) added as alternate chief co-sponsors.

Q Syndicate runs HIV/AIDS column

Q Syndicate has launched a new column, "Positive Thoughts," a partnership with four of the leading HIV/AIDS resources across the country. Editors of HIV Plus, Positively Aware, POZ and The Body are, on an alternating cycle, contributing monthly columns to the international LGBT service via QSyndicate.com .

Positive Thoughts columnists include Diane Anderson-Minshall, editor-in-chief of HIV Plus magazine and HIVPlusMag.com; Jeff Berry, editor-in-chief of Positively Aware magazine and PositivelyAware.com; Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., editor-in-chief of POZ magazine and POZ.com; and Myles Helfand, editorial director of TheBody.com .


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