March 06, 2023
APLA Health Announces $25 Minimum Wage
APLA Health has announced a new $25 per hour minimum wage for its workforce by January 2024. In January 2021, the agency announced its intention to be a “pay leader” in LA County and adopted a $20 per hour minimum wage. Thereafter, APLA Health increased its minimum wage by 9% in 2022, to $21.80 an...
January 30, 2023
Out Here Presents Black History Month
On Tuesday February 7th, #HealthyHim and NETWORX will be hosting a Black Queer Market in Conference Room D from 3pm–8pm in partnership with black owned businesses from the surrounding area. During this event, we will be offering incentivized HIV testing and hosting an engaging and immersive PrEP/PEP presentation and also sharing current data that still shows that Black people...
January 14, 2023
APLA Health Commemorates 40 Years
In 2023, the agency celebrates “40 Years of Life” in Los Angeles County. APLA Health (formerly known as AIDS Project Los Angeles) is officially celebrating its 40th anniversary, reflecting on four decades of compassionate care and service, under the theme “40 Years of Life”. On January 14th, 1983, the agency was officially founded by Nancy...
December 23, 2022
APLA Health Receives $500,000 to Expand LGBTQ+ Health Care Services in Long Beach
APLA Health is thrilled to announce that it will be receiving $500,000 to expand LGBTQ+ health care services in Long Beach as part of the federal spending bill signed by President Biden today. The funding comes courtesy of a request for community project funding from retiring Long Beach Rep. Alan Lowenthal (pictured above, center). Through community project funding, members...
December 13, 2022
APLA Health Celebrates Signing of Bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act
APLA Health CEO Craig E. Thompson issued the following statement after President Biden signed the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act. The bill ensures federal recognition of marriages regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin and require all states to recognize valid marriages conducted in places where they are legal: “APLA Health celebrates this historic...
November 20, 2022
APLA Health Responds to Tragic Shooting at LGBTQ+ Nightclub in Colorado Springs
APLA Health is devastated by the tragic shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightlight in Colorado Springs. Reports indicate that a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 style rifle and murdered at least five people. Dozens more were injured during the attack. The shooting occurred on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the...
October 11, 2022
APLA Health Calls for Accountability at Los Angeles City Council
APLA Health is calling for the immediate resignation of Los Angeles City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Kevin de Leon, and Gil Cedillo following the leaked audio of a conversation in which they made racist and dehumanizing remarks attacking the Black community, the LGBTQ+ community, the Indigenous community, and a fellow Councilmember’s family and child. APLA Health’s...
September 23, 2022
APLA Health and Congress Call for Increased Funding to Combat Monkeypox
APLA Health and community clinics across California are on the frontlines of the monkeypox (MPX) outbreak. APLA Health has administered nearly 3,000 doses of the MPX vaccine to date, but we have yet to receive ANY additional government funding to support these efforts. Yesterday, APLA Health and a group of 17 organizations from across the...
September 08, 2022
APLA Health Statement on Texas Judge’s Ruling That Federal Mandate to Cover PrEP Violates Religious Freedom
APLA Health CEO Craig E. Thompson issued the following statement following a ruling from a U.S. District Judge in Texas that a federal health insurance mandate to cover PrEP – a highly effective medication for the prevention of HIV – violates the religious freedom of a Christian-owned company that provides health insurance to its employees: “This decision is...
September 07, 2022
AIDS Walk Los Angeles Returns In-Person on October 16 in West Hollywood
AIDS Walk Los Angeles invites the community to “Be All Over It” and participate in an AIDS Walk LA like no other. APLA Health announced that the 38th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles will be held in the City of West Hollywood, on Sunday, October 16. Individuals and Teams can register now at no cost...
September 02, 2022
APLA Health Receives Four HRSA Quality Improvement Awards
Recognized as a Gold-Level Health Center Quality Leader September 2, 2022 – This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced APLA Health had received four Quality Improvement Awards for its work as a federally qualified health center. HRSA provides Quality Improvement Awards to...
August 30, 2022
California Allocates $41 Million to Support Monkeypox Response
Over the weekend, California lawmakers reached an agreement to allocate an additional $41 million to support the state’s response to the monkeypox virus (MPV) outbreak. This new funding will provide the California Department of Public Health and local health departments with desperately needed resources to expand outreach and education, distribute vaccines, and improve access to testing and...