The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently awarded two new HIV Prevention awards to Hektoen Institute, on behalf of its clients, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and Provident Hospital HIV Program, to implement Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) outreach and intervention for high-risk HIV-negative individuals, as well as to utilize improved data techniques to track and reengage those people living with HIV/AIDS who have fallen out of care.
These awards from CDPH are part of $5 million in City and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds recently awarded to community-based organizations and health care providers to increase education, testing and linkage to care efforts aimed at reducing new infections, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM), adolescents and young adults, African American females, and other at-risk populations.
Hektoen Institute has managed grants for HIV care and prevention in Chicago for over 20 years and currently serves as grant manager on behalf of seven different agencies, six of which are part of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The current awards expand Hektoen’s HIV prevention portfolio to include PrEP implementation and innovative use of data.
For more information, please contact us or read the CDPH press release.