Mpox Vaccines

mPox vaccines are currently being offered for existing patients at FIGHT. For more information on getting your mPox vaccine at Philadelphia FIGHT, please call 267-725-0252. For more information about monkeypox and the vaccine, please check out the following website:

Kari Hexem DMD MPH Promoted to Chief Clinical Officer

Philadelphia FIGHT is pleased to announce that Dr. Kari Hexem, DMD, MPH, has been promoted to the role of Chief Clinical Officer. In her new role, Dr. Hexem will oversee the day-to-day clinical operations of all of FIGHT’s medical clinics including Jonathan Lax Treatment Center, John Bell Health Center, FIGHT Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center,…

COVID-19 Community Testing

Thank you for your support of Philadelphia FIGHT’s COVID-19 Community Testing Program! After more than 2 years and 20,000 tests, our COVID-19 testing program ended on 2/28/2023.

Holiday Toy Drive and Party 2022

Ready for the holidays? Many people who have had a “lived experience” and their families experience special difficulties during the holiday season. Celebrations and gifts are expensive, but all families want their children to enjoy the wonder of this season. ICJ is conducting a Holiday Party in partnership with Mercy Worldwide and sponsorship by Orijin…

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Our Offices will be closed Thursday & Friday November 24th & 25th

Fall Season at ICJ

In October, the Institute for Community Justice hosted a Resource Fair/Record Cleaning Event at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. In partnership with Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity and the 21st & Norris Street Community Committee, and funded by the Promise Grant, dozens of individuals received criminal record reviews. Twenty-six vendors provided social services, reentry…

Congratulations Dr. Hexem & Dr. Straus

Dr. Kari Hexem has received the LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Award from Penn Dental for efforts to support diversity and inclusion within the school. Dr. Tatyana Straus has received the 2022 Top Docs award for Top General Dentist. Congratulations on your accolades!

Urban Affairs Coalition Breakfast

On Friday, November 18, 2022, members of FIGHT staff attended the Urban Affairs Coalition 53rd Anniversary Breakfast at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event themed, Empowering Dreamers & Doers, was in person for the first time since the pandemic. Congressman Dwight Evans and Mayor Jim Kenney were among the distinguished speakers. Niki Hawkins, Vice President…

Notice of Potential Data Event

On November 30, 2021, Philadelphia FIGHT was the victim of a criminal cyberattack that may impact the confidentiality and privacy of patient information.  As soon as we discovered this attack, we disconnected our network from the Internet, stopping the criminal attack, launched an investigation into the nature and scope of the event with the assistance…

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, & continued focus on HIV prevention & treatment for transgender & nonbinary people.

It is National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week

This week is National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week, which recognizes the unique and intersectional healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ people, as well as the strength and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.

Focus on Women’s Health

The Women’s Program supports HIV-positive women to heal, grow, maintain health, and achieve their goals. Our Mission The Women’s Program is committed to excellent care for women living with HIV that is comprehensive, team-based, and respectful of diverse cultural backgrounds and spiritual traditions. We partner with women living with HIV to heal, grow, maintain health,…

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

According to the CDC, Women aged 25 to 34 had the highest number of new HIV diagnoses in 2018. Black and African-American women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. Compared to all people with HIV, women have lower viral suppression rates. For every 100 women overall diagnosed with HIV in 2018, 76 received some…

March is National Kidney Month

Data Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes loss of kidney function over time and may lead to kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). More than 1 in 7 US adults may have chronic kidney disease. 90% do not know they have it. 1 in 3 adults with diabetes may have CKD. 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure may…

Integral Molecular Partners with Pediatrics and Y-HEP Clinics

Integral Molecular, a research-driven biotechnology company based in University City, has partnered with FIGHT to provide financial and in-kind donations, as well as volunteer efforts, to support healthcare access and equity in Philadelphia. In addition to a $10,000 corporate donation, Integral Molecular employees organized a day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and…

Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer, Founder and lead strategist for Partners in Health died on Monday, February 21, 2022. In its early years it was Partners in Health that first brought tuberculosis drugs to the Global South and AIDS drugs to Africa. Believing that health care was a human right, they showed that treatments for infectious diseases could be deployed in all environments.

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In 2019, 40% of all people living with HIV were Black, despite comprising 12% of the U.S. population. Compared to other groups, Black/African-American gay and bisexual men had the highest number of new HIV diagnoses. Compared to all people with HIV, Black/African-American people had lower viral suppression rates. For every 100 Black/African-American people with HIV in 2018, 63 received some HIV care,…

Senator Street visits Diana Baldwin Clinic

Senator Street has long been an advocate for increasing drug and alcohol funding in Harrisburg. Philadelphia FIGHT’s New Beginning program was honored to have him come out and speak to our participants in the program and take a tour of our facility and hear about all the great things that are taking place in our…

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