Healthcare is a human right.
Seems pretty simple and obvious, right?
Unfortunately, too often people are denied this basic human right because of where they live or work. In Los Angeles County, the uninsured rate is much higher than the national average. In 2018, 18% of people were uninsured, a number that’s surely gone up as more people become unemployed because of COVID-19.
APLA Health was the first AIDS service organization in the country to become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). That designation allows us to provide primary medical care for everyone, regardless of their HIV status or their ability to pay.
We opened the Gleicher/Chen Health Center in South LA, Long Beach Health Center, and APLA Health – Olympic because we know people living in those areas have difficulty receiving affordable, comprehensive primary medical healthcare.
Your support during AIDS Walk will help us continue to expand our radius of care to communities that need us most.