Lawndale Christian Health Center Partners with City Of Chicago 'HIV Treatment Works' Campaign
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently launched a new campaign called ‘HIV Treatment Works’ in an effort to encourage HIV positive individuals across the city to seek treatment. This effort will also help build the capacity of local organizations to provide care, helping to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS. The effort includes a $17.9 million initial investment in 44 community based organizations and health centers to provide medical care and other essential support services to residents living with HIV/AIDS as well as a citywide media campaign targeted to HIV-positive individuals not currently in care.
Lawndale Christian Health Center is one of the 44 community based health centers that will receive funding. With this funding, Lawndale Christian Health Center will be able to provide both high quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDs medical care, but also outreach and intervention services to help promote awareness and decrease the rates of HIV infection in our community.
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Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) is a community-based nonprofit organization, founded in 1984 and dedicated to improving the health of Lawndale and the neighboring communities on Chicago's West Side. LCHC provides quality primary care services without regard for a patient's ability to pay and serves as a community resource for eliminating health disparities.