Dear Providers and Community Members:
The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating: it has disrupted HIV/STI/HCV service delivery and has had an institutional impact on organizations led by people of color providing HIV/STI/HCV services to racial/ethnic minorities, forcing relocation of staff and service sites, and requiring prioritization of programs and clients.
To address those concerns and create a list of recommendations, the Latino Commission on AIDS in partnership with the Black AIDS Institute and the San Francisco Community Health Center developed the Stronger Together partnership (STP). The STP conducted a national rapid assessment that included several organizations in New York City. The study assessed the institutional impact of COVID-19 on HIV/STI/HCV service delivery, the capacity and infrastructure of organizations led by and serving people of color to continue providing HIV/STI/HCV services, and the emerging COVID-19-related needs.
Please join our panel discussion at the Ninth Annual New York City Latino Health Action Day. The assembled presenters will offer insight into how organizations led by people of color in New York City are planning ahead while responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19.
We hope to see you there!