Jane Shull to retire as Philadelphia FIGHT’s Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Philadelphia FIGHT announces that Jane Shull, CEO and long-time leader of Philadelphia FIGHT, has made the decision to retire in 2024. Since the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1990’s, Shull has worked to develop and grow Philadelphia FIGHT as a comprehensive health services organization.

Thank you to A Book a Day organization

We would like to thank the A Book A Day organization for their generous donation of hundreds of books for our Philadelphia FIGHT Pediatrics and Adolescent Clinics and look forward to our continued partnership with them Thanks to this partnership we have created a library in our waiting room for patients to read while here. Patients…

FIGHT Commemorates World AIDS Day

This year, Philadelphia FIGHT marked World AIDS Day with two signature events. Thanks to everyone who joined us at our annual Prayer Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. J. Wendell Mapson Jr..This year’s event featured a special tribute to the Lax Center’s Lizzy Schmidt, who recently retired after more than two decades there as a…

World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast

On December 1, 2022,  Philadelphia FIGHT held its annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast.  We were back in person for the first time since 2019.  Under the leadership of Bishop Ernest McNear, the Prayer Breakfast featured an award to Rev. Dr. Calenthia Dowdy for Outstanding Faith Leader of 2022, and a powerful address by Rev. Nick Taliaferro of WURD radio.

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…

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…

World Hepatitis Day

About five percent of Philadelphia residents have a past or current hepatitis A, B, or C infection. Many people are unaware of their infection. Hepatitis C (or HCV) is the most common blood-borne viral infection in the US. If left untreated it can lead to serious liver problems such as cirrhosis or cancer. There are…

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.

Philadelphia FIGHT Announces Four Well-Deserved Promotions

FIGHT oday I am delighted to announce the promotion of three strong and well qualified women of color and one strong and well qualified non-binary individual of color to the well-earned position of Chief or Director in four vital areas of this organization.

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…

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.

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