AFC announces new community partnership
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) has announced a new community partnership funded as a part of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ( CDC's ) community program Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases ( CARS ).
This partnership is with the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ), Chicago Public Schools ( CPS ), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ).
Together, these partners will launch "Project Elevate," an innovative sexually transmitted infections ( STI ) prevention and treatment campaign created by and for young women of color ( YWC ) and young transgender women of color ( YTWC ) in Chicago that encourages young women to take control of their health.
The three-year CARS project will support the planning, implementation and evaluation of innovative, interdisciplinary interventions to reduce STD disparities, decrease barriers and stigma, promote sexual health and advance community wellness.
"Project Elevate" is a community mobilization initiative that will utilize social marketing to promote STI testing to YWC and YTWC ages 12-24 who are highly vulnerable to STI transmission.
Contact Edward Wagner at 312-334-0922 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Illinois fiscal-crisis panel Oct. 23 at Loyola
"It's Your Money: Illinois Election 2014 and Fiscal Crisis in Illinois" is the focus of a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Loyola University's Lake Shore Campus.
The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and The Chicago Network will host the program.
The conversation will be moderated by Tracy Baim, publisher of Windy City Times. The panelists are G. Dennis Conroy of Metropolitan Family Services, Katie Drews of the Better Government Association, Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business and Twyla Blackmond Larnell from the political science department of Loyola University Chicago.
Longtime Chicago gay playwright and activist Nick Patricca is one of the organizers of the event.
See LUC.edu/gannon. The panel is in McCormick Lounge, on Loyola's Lake Shore campus at 1000 W. Sheridan Rd. See www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/webteam/pdfs/lsc.pdf .