World AIDS Day 2021

It’s World AIDS Day 2021—an opportunity to remember those who we have lost, the advances that have been made, and the work that still needs to be done to end the HIV epidemic.  Stark HIV-related inequities persist and Black and Latina men who have sex with men and Black and Latina cis and trans women in the U.S., continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV. The COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated efforts…

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Achieving Global Vaccine Equity

Global vaccine inequity continues to be a pressing concern with many countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, having severely limited access to COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Blackstock, Health Justice’s founder and Executive Director, spoke on September 20, 2021, just steps from United Nations (U.N.) building in NYC where global leaders were convening for the U.N. General Assembly meeting, to speak out in support of global vaccine equity and to demand the US and other high-income countries support the Global South in developing the regional capacity to manufacture and disseminate COVID-19 vaccines.
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Housing Justice is Health Justice!

So much of achieving health equity is about addressing the underlying policies that drive inequities. Yesterday, August 4th, 2021, Dr. Blackstock, Health Justice’s Founder and Executive Director, participated in a housing justice media event to call for action to address unsafe living conditions for people who are homeless. As NYC experiences an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the city is moving people who are unhoused from the safety of hotel rooms to congregate shelters.…

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