City Leaders Launch New Mobile Health Testing Van to Serve Southwest Ohio

Mayor Aftab, alongside officials from Equitas Health, on Thursday announced a new Mobile Neighborhood Vehicle (MOVe) to serve Cincinnati and surrounding areas. Equitas Health is one of the largest healthcare organizations serving LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS in the nation and this vehicle will expand its reach in Southwest Ohio. The new unit will be a mobile sexual health clinic that will offer testing and treatment for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and hepatitis C. Patients will also be able to get help with navigation in health care, registration for medical insurance and link to other health care. “As a city committed to helping every resident live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life, we must do what we can to get out into the community and meet people where they need it,” Mayor Aftab said. “The new mobile unit has the power to have a profound impact on the health and well-being of our most vulnerable residents, and we couldn’t be more proud to support Equitas Health as they expand their services here in Cincinnati. .” Officials said the vehicle was being purchased with funding provided by the City of Cincinnati and will be the first in Equitas Health’s fleet to provide services exclusively in southwestern Ohio. “This new mobile unit will be an important tool in helping end the HIV epidemic right here in Cincinnati,” said Dwayne Steward, chief human resources and culture officer at Equitas Santé. “Unfortunately, the groups most affected by poor health and well-being outcomes are less likely to access physical health facilities. This new MOVe unit allows us to go where care is needed most. In Cincinnati, the new unit will be a mobile sexual health clinic that will offer testing and treatment for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and hepatitis C. Patients can also get help to navigate health care, purchase medical insurance, and connect to other health care. services. “Comprehensive, affirmative health care shouldn’t depend on your zip code,” said Robert Copeland, interim CEO and director of advancement at Equitas Health. “We know the disparities that exist in the communities we serve. So if they can’t come to us, we will come to them. ” For more information, click here.

Mayor Aftab, alongside officials from Equitas Health, on Thursday announced a new Mobile Neighborhood Vehicle (MOVe) to serve Cincinnati and surrounding areas.

Equitas Health is one of the largest healthcare organizations serving LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS in the nation and this vehicle will expand its reach in Southwest Ohio.

The new unit will be a mobile sexual health clinic that will offer testing and treatment for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and hepatitis C.

Patients will also be able to get help navigating healthcare, enrolling in medical insurance and connecting to other healthcare services.

“As a city committed to helping every resident live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life, we must do what we can to get out into the community and meet people where their needs are,” Mayor Aftab said. “The new mobile unit has the power to have a profound impact on the health and well-being of our most vulnerable residents, and we couldn’t be more proud to support Equitas Health as they expand their services here in Cincinnati. .

Officials said the vehicle was purchased with funding provided by the City of Cincinnati and would be the first in Equitas Health’s fleet to provide service exclusively in southwestern Ohio.

“This new mobile unit will be an important tool in helping to end the HIV epidemic right here in Cincinnati,” said Dwayne Steward, director of human resources and culture at Equitas Health. “Unfortunately, the groups most affected by poor health and well-being outcomes are less likely to access physical health facilities. This new MOVe unit allows us to go where care is needed most.

Columbus-based Equitas Health launched its mobile health fleet in early 2021. The program has seen success through targeted outreach.

In Cincinnati, the new unit will be a mobile sexual health clinic that will offer testing and treatment for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and hepatitis C. Patients can also get help to navigate health care, purchase medical insurance, and connect to other health care. services.

“Comprehensive, affirmative health care shouldn’t depend on your zip code,” said Robert Copeland, interim CEO and director of advancement at Equitas Health. “We know the disparities that exist in the communities we serve. So if they can’t come to us, we’ll come to them.

For more information, click here.

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