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April 20, 2023

APLA Health Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Former Board of Directors Member Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D.

Media Contact:
Joe Hui
Director of Communications
jhui@aplahealth.org
213.201.1342

4.20.2023

In response to the passing of Dr. Wilbert Jordan, APLA Health CEO Craig E. Thompson issued the following statement:

“Today APLA Health joins our community in celebrating the pioneering legacy of Dr. Wilbert Jordan, who served as a member of our board. He was Professor Emeritus at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and founder of the OASIS Clinic. APLA Health would not be here today without his passion and commitment to serving those living with HIV in South Los Angeles.”

“Dr. Jordan steadfastly worked to improve the the lives of those less fortunate living with HIV. He knew first-hand of the disparities in resources and health outcomes in medically underserved communities. I invite all of our colleagues, friends, and allies to join us in honoring his legacy and to continue on in our efforts to end the HIV epidemic. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this time.”

Charles R. Drew University will be hosting a memorial service for Dr. Jordan on Friday, April 28th from 4–7pm at 1731 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059.

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APLA Health restores dignity and trust within underserved communities by providing world-class LGBTQ+ empowering healthcare, support services, and HIV specialty care. Since 1983, APLA Health has remained steadfast in its commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our lifetime. The agency is a multi-site operation includes eight Federally Qualified health Center (FQHC) locations, serving more than 18,000 people annually in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous. We provide 20 different services including: medical, dental, behavioral health and HIV specialty care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home healthcare; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impact the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information on APLA Health visit https://aplahealth.org.

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