May 19, 2023

APLA Health Asks the Los Angeles Dodgers to Reinstate The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

APLA Health joins the call in asking for the Los Angeles Dodgers to reinstate The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as an honoree for this year’s Pride Night event. As longtime fellow activists in the LGBTQ+ community, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have raised millions of dollars to support and mobilize our community’s efforts toward achieving...
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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.

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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