Category: Health Alerts

  • 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 […]


  • March 13, 2020

    Responding to COVID-19

      Much has changed in the world, in New York, and at Callen-Lorde. We are continuing to care for our communities as we have for over 50 years with compassion, with dignity, and regardless of ability to pay. Our staff continue to be on the front lines throughout this unprecedented event, screening patients for symptoms […]


  • March 6, 2020

    COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

    Dear Community Members – We are living through the very difficult reality of the novel coronavirus, which has now been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. While we see many workplaces closing down, our responsibility as a healthcare organization one that primarily serves people who have been systemically excluded from healthcare, housing, and […]


  • August 13, 2018

    National Health Center Week 2018

    Each year in August, we celebrate “National Health Center Week”- a week to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Community Health Centers to the health and wellness of our nation.This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Our Healthcare Heroes!” Community Health Centers like Callen-Lorde (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers or FQHCs) serve […]


  • August 1, 2018

    Three state public health and policy announcements could be critical for LGBTQ communities in New York State

    Callen-Lorde is optimistic as Governor Cuomo shores up healthcare access structures that are vitally important to LGBTQ communities in New York State. In recent weeks, the Governor has proposed additional and enhanced regulatory protections for transgender New Yorkers in anticipation of a potential roll back of the Affordable Care Act’s key non-discrimination provision, Section 1557. […]


  • June 14, 2018

    Blood is Blood

    Today is World Blood Donor Day, but the FDA still discriminates against men who have had sex with men in the last 12 months. To bring awareness to the issue, spark conversation and inspire reform, creative agency Mother New York collaborated with Callen-Lorde, artist Stuart Semple and gender fluid retailer The Phluid Project to collect […]


  • January 19, 2018

    Statement Regarding the Establishment of US Department of Health and Human Services Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Office of Civil Rights

    Statement from Wendy Stark, Executive Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center The guiding principle in medicine is to “do no harm” and removing protections for those seeking medically necessary care will indeed cause patients harm. As one of the largest providers of LGBTQ healthcare in the world, we know firsthand that LGBTQ folks overcome tremendous obstacles […]


  • October 6, 2017

    Administration Announces New Rules Targeting LGBTQ Communities

    In two blows to the health and safety of our communities this week, the Administration made two announcements – one ordering the Department of Justice to interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to exclude people of transgender experience, and the other, a new rule ostensibly reversing the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring that […]


  • July 31, 2017

    Healthcare Victory Amidst Setbacks

    This last few weeks have been dizzying for many of us. For now, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the latest efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have stalled. In the early hours of July 28, the Senate voted down – 51 to 49 – what was known as the […]


  • July 27, 2017

    We Won’t Go Back: Policy Proposals Target LGBTQ Communities

    This week, the Trump Administration unleashed a series of policy proposals with the potential to have severe consequences to the health and wellness of people of transgender experience and LGBTQ communities at large. On Wednesday, President Trump announced via Twitter that he plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military, citing that the […]


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