May 07, 2024

APLA Health Attains Leader Status on Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index 

For the fourth consecutive year, APLA Health has achieved Leader status on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), securing a score of 100 out of 100. This prestigious acknowledgment marks APLA Health's unwavering commitment to inclusivity and equality within healthcare.  "We are honored to be recognized as a Leader on the Healthcare...
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April 24, 2024

APLA Health’s ‘Commitment to Life’ Documentary to Air on MSNBC 

APLA Health’s award-winning documentary, "Commitment to Life," will have its primetime broadcast on MSNBC on Sunday, April 28th at 6 pm PT. This special edited version will provide viewers across the nation with a glimpse into the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles, as told by an intrepid group of Angelenos, including...
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January 31, 2024

APLA Health Achieves $25 Minimum Wage Policy

APLA Health proudly announces the implementation of a $25 minimum wage, the culmination of a comprehensive three-year initiative addressing pay equity. The organization announced its intention to become a “pay leader” among Federally Qualified Health Centers in LA County in January 2021 by adopting a $20 per hour minimum wage, followed by subsequent increases of...
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November 27, 2023

World AIDS Day Commemoration 2023

World AIDS Day will be commemorated in West Hollywood Park with a food & drinks reception, a candlelight procession, and a free screening of the AIDS documentary COMMITMENT TO LIFE. Hosted by APLA Health and the Foundation for The AIDS Monument and co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the event will begin at 5:30...
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November 10, 2023

NBCUniversal Acquires ‘Commitment to Life’ Documentary About the Fight Against the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Premieres on Peacock on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day;Cable Network Debut Set for Early 2024 on MSNBC Emmy Award-Winning Documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz Directs; Featured Interviews Include Karamo Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jonathan Murray, Melissa Rivers, Bruce Vilanch, HIV/AIDS Activists and Physicians Watch Official Trailer HEREDownloadable Key Art HERE NBCUniversal has acquired the feature-length documentary film “Commitment...
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October 03, 2023

APLA Health Commemorates the Life and Legacy of U.S Senator Dianne Feinstein and Celebrates the Appointment of Laphonza Butler as Senator

In response to the passing of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who died on September 29th, APLA Health CEO Craig E. Thompson issued the following statement: “Last week, we lost an ally and longtime LGBTQ+ advocate. Sen. Feinstein fought long and hard to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic in Congress and worked tirelessly to promote...
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September 06, 2023

APLA Health Supports the AIDS United 340B Work Group Statement of Principles

As a founding member of the AIDS United 340B Work Group, APLA Health supports the Statement of Principles (SOP) released today. The SOP holds that the 340B Program is working as intended, provides critical resources to safety-net providers like APLA Health, and enables them to invest in programs and infrastructure that save lives, especially those...
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August 10, 2023

APLA Health Announces the Michael Gottlieb Health Center, West Hollywood

As the country celebrates National Health Care Center Week, APLA Health announces that it has begun construction on its newest health center to be located in the City of West Hollywood. The Michael Gottlieb Health Center, West Hollywood will provide LGBTQ+ primary care services, HIV specialty care, comprehensive sexual health services, and behavioral health services. With...
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August 08, 2023

Best in Drag Show returns to the Orpheum Theatre on October 1st, 2023

Tickets for the annual Best in Drag Show charity fundraising event are now on sale. The show returns to the Orpheum Theatre on October 1st, 2023. Curtains rise at 7:00 p.m. Best in Drag Show is a beauty pageant parody in which six contestants compete in drag in all the customary beauty pageant categories: evening...
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July 28, 2023

APLA Health Warns Community of Proposed National Cuts to HIV Healthcare Programs and LGBTQ+ Organizations

As Congress begins its month-long August recess, APLA Health urgently calls the community’s attention to the proposed draconian cuts to life-saving programs that target HIV, STDs, the Minority AIDS Initiative and, very specifically, the LGBTQ+ community. The cuts were proposed in two Republican-led subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee. They span multiple programs, including $238.5...
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July 12, 2023

APLA Health Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Former Board of Directors Member the Rev. Dr. Steve Pieters

In response to the passing of the Rev. Dr. Steve Pieters, who died on July 8, APLA Health CEO Craig E. Thompson issued the following statement: “Today APLA Health joins our community in celebrating the pioneering legacy of Rev. Steve Pieters. He was a long-term survivor, advocate, and spiritual advisor to people living with HIV/AIDS...
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July 07, 2023

How People with AIDS Transformed Personal Agency and Access to Care

Lee Klosinski, Ph.D.Chair, APLA Health Board of Directors  If you have received a cancer diagnosis, you probably understand yourself as a person living with cancer, not a cancer victim. Or you may have a serious life-threatening condition and be receiving treatment with an experimental drug that shows clinical promise and is available through FDA-approved expanded...
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