A Philadelphia FIGHT in-Person Event December 1, 2023
FIGHT News and Announcements
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: https://www.phila.gov/programs/monkeypox/
Today, Philadelphia FIGHT is proud to join the global community in celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV).
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,…
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.
On June 2, 2022, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced the first case of monkeypox in Philadelphia. Our goal is to provide information about monkeypox without contributing to stigma or fear.
Philadelphia FIGHT had an active 2022. See some of our impact in our annual review.
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.
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…
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Our Offices will be closed Thursday & Friday November 24th & 25th
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…
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!
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…
Philadelphia FIGHT’s PrEP Team is excited to announce its annual PrEP Week, September 19 – 23. The awareness campaign will include mixers, webinars, and open PrEP walk-in clinic hours at John Bell Health Center and Y-HEP Adolescent and Young Adult Health Center.
The Board of Directors of Philadelphia FIGHT is pleased to announce Angella Wells, MPH, MBA as the Chief Operating Officer.
FIGHT Receives $20,000 Challenge Grant to Support Medical-Dental Integration at Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine Center
Earlier this summer, FIGHT received a $20,000 challenge grant from the Jerome B. Miller Foundation to bolster medical-dental integration at the Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine Center.
For the second year in a row, Clove has partnered with FIGHT to promote pride and allyship with the LGBTQ+ community.
A message from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Monkeypox.
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…
The monkeypox rash progresses over time from bumps and blisters to scabs. They will eventually heal completely. This usually takes 2-4 weeks. The monkeypox blisters may be itchy or painful but are not always. People with monkeypox are most contagious and can infect other people while they have a rash with bumps and blisters. It…
Kiyoshi was a fighter for social justice all his life and he followed the trajectory of the movement in our generation through the civil rights and antiwar movements, gay liberation ethnic identity and ACT UP.
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…
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.
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.