Press Releases

September 24 2021

Amida Care Responds to Recent Actions Against Haitian Asylum Seekers at the Border

Let us join the many lawmakers as well as civil rights and immigrant advocates in denouncing the treatment of Haitian migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande, who were violently charged by agents on horseback, as we’ve seen in disturbing images and videos.

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September 8 2021

Amida Care Responds to Report Highlighting Housing Insecurity in the LGBTQ Community

The recent report from the Williams Institute is deeply concerning on a number of levels. We have a looming housing crisis on our hands that disproportionately impacts less-resourced communities, including LGBTQ communities.

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August 24 2021

Amida Care Celebrates Appointment of Tori Cooper to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Ms. Cooper’s appointment – the first ever Black trans woman to serve on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS – is historic. If we are to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, we need diversity and inclusion in leadership.

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July 2 2021

Amida Care Applauds New York City Budget for Prioritizing Trans Equity Programs and Initiatives to End the HIV Epidemic

Amida Care applauds New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Finance Chair Daniel Dromm, Council Health Chair Mark Levine, and the entire New York City Council for passing a budget that prioritizes the health and well-being of LGBTQ communities–particularly transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers–and efforts to end the HIV epidemic in New York once and for all.

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June 30 2021

Amida Care and NEW Pride Agenda Host Town Hall on Trans Health and HIV Prevention in Queens

On Tuesday, June 29, Amida Care, New York’s largest nonprofit Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP) designed for New Yorkers affected by HIV, co-hosted a town hall event with the NEW Pride Agenda, a nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy organization that works to promote LGBTQ rights in New York State, to discuss gender-affirming health care, sexual health services including HIV prevention and PrEP, and support resources in Queens.

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