Author: caitlin

  • October 29, 2020

    Take Action to Reverse the Medicaid Pharmacy Carve Out!

    Callen-Lorde is helping to lead a growing coalition of organizations and clinics that are all working to reverse the Medicaid Pharmacy Carve Out. Please take a look at our new website – Save NY’s Safety Net – and click here to take action today!  We have to keep up the pressure on Governor Cuomo, DOH and […]


  • October 29, 2020

    20th Annual Community Health Awards

    Now in its 20th year, the Community Health Awards was first held in November 2001 to honor individuals who made positive contributions to the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ communities. Past honorees include leaders, activists, and changemakers including Chase Strangio, Linda Villarosa, Tony Kushner, Cecilia Gentili, and Jenna Wortham. This year, we are thrilled to continue the tradition and bestow honors […]


  • August 10, 2020

    National Health Center Week 2020

    National Health Center Week (August 9 – 15) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. Community Health Centers like Callen-Lorde are part of the fabric of safety net health centers resulting from the community health and civil rights […]


  • June 23, 2020

    HEALTH EQUITY = RACIAL JUSTICE

    Since our founding as the St. Marks Clinic in 1969, our mission has been to care for those who have been excluded from or discriminated against in mainstream healthcare settings. At the time, that included “women without a need for birth control” (lesbian, bi, queer, and trans women), men who had sex with men, young […]


  • May 12, 2020

    FIVE ACTIONS FOR HEALTH EQUITY

    Times are hard, but we can still speak up and out. Choose from among these five actions and make your voice heard. Choose one or three or do all five! 1. Complete the Census (and spread the word) There’s still time to complete the Census! You can complete online, by phone or fill out a paper […]


  • May 8, 2020

    Nursing Appreciation Week 2020

    Although we are grateful for our nurses every day, during National Nursing Appreciation (Week May 6th – 12th) we’d like to take an extra moment to recognize and celebrate our Nursing Department. From RNs, to LPNs, MAs, NPs and administrators, each member of our nursing team truly embodies the spirit of Callen-Lorde’s mission while providing […]


  • February 14, 2020

    Reflecting on Relationships

      Whether you celebrate it or not, Valentine’s Day can be a good time to reflect on all of the relationships in your life – with friends, family, loved ones, and any sexual or romantic relationships you may be involved in. No matter how you define them, it’s important that your relationships are healthy ones! […]


  • November 25, 2019

    Mural Unveiled in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Wednesday, November 20th, marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. As the violence against trans women of color – particularly Black trans women – has increased to epidemic proportions over the last year, we partnered with artist UMAN (pronouns she/her, they/them) to do an installation on the windows at our 18th Street location in honor of those […]


  • November 22, 2019

    Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Protect Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers

    On Wednesday, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would be directing the Department of Financial Services (DFS) – the state agency that regulates private insurance companies – to propose new actions to further protect access to health insurance for transgender and non-binary individuals. The Governor also directed the Division of Human […]


  • November 8, 2019

    Introducing the Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health

    Record $2.5 Million Donation by Keith Haring Foundation to fund First Nurse Practitioner Fellowship In LGBTQ+ Health A historic partnership between Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and the Keith Haring Foundation was announced last night at the 2019 Community Heath Awards: the first Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health. This pioneering program — […]


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