Equitas Health Awarded CDC Grant to Expand Health Services for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equitas Health is among seven community-based organizations in the U.S. awarded funding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs focused on young transgender and gender non-confirming people of color. Equitas Health’s grant award totaled $1.9 million over five years to launch this program. These new HIV prevention services will complement the nonprofit’s other specialized health services for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, which include specialized primary care, hormone therapy through an informed consent model, behavioral health, and…

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African Americans Less Likely To Get Flu Vaccine Than White Americans

The U.S. is still in flu season, but many are choosing to forgo vaccination. A new study looks at how people view risks associated with the virus and the vaccine, how views differ between white and African American individuals, and solutions that may help counter misperceptions. MCLEAN, Va., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fewer than half of American adults get vaccinated despite strong recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and widespread availability of free and low-cost vaccines. Furthermore, African Americans are less likely to get the…