‘Healthcare’ Archives

Posted on 03/10/2014 at 1:56 pm

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky” Except in HIV/AIDS policy, care, prevention and funding!

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “Women hold up half the sky”. In 2014, I’d add, “Except in HIV/AIDS policy, prevention, strategies and care.” Women are not, as many people like to say, the “new face of AIDS”. For over 32 years, women, especially black women and Latinas, have been infected with the [...]

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Posted on 02/06/2014 at 11:46 am

We need to get tougher on the system, not the user.

Over the weekend, we lost yet another brilliant actor — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who graced stage, film and TV with his incredible performances. He, like Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith and others, met his end through what now seems like a lethal combination of drugs, including heroin and cocaine. We shouldn’t be surprised. [...]

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Posted on 01/10/2014 at 4:07 pm

When seeing a doctor is not enough

Recently Kaiser Health News published a story about the concerns some people living with HIV/AIDS have about Obamacare.  As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, many have questions about how current insurance coverage may be affected and whether funding streams like the Ryan White Care Act will survive. These are all very appropriate concerns as [...]

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Posted on 02/13/2013 at 7:19 am

Announcing “Health Matters”: A Collaboration Between Bailey House & CIDNY

Bailey House, which has served low-income homeless and unstably housed men, women and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS since 1983 and The Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY), a leading advocate for people with disabilities that has worked for over 30 years to remove physical and social barriers and to ensure [...]

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Posted on 12/20/2012 at 7:47 am

What would the Mayans do?

On Friday 12/21/12, some predict the end of the world, citing the end of the Mayan calendar. Others say that the Mayan calendar is infinite and that 12/21 signifies not the end but a new beginning. Perhaps the Mayans were saying change is good and that sometimes we have to let go of the box, [...]

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Posted on 11/29/2012 at 2:39 pm

Why Mental Health for World AIDS Day?

Bailey House observes the 25th annual World AIDS Day by opening our first major expansion in over a decade – the new Behavioral Health Clinic in East Harlem, a neighborhood with the City’s highest rate of psychiatric hospitalizations and the second highest rate of HIV incidence. It will be housed at our Rand Harlan Center [...]

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Posted on 11/08/2012 at 2:16 pm

Day 10: Bailey-Holt House Residents Want to Come Home

The 44 men and women living with AIDS who call Bailey-Holt House their home are distraught. It’s 10 days since their home was struck by Sandy. It’s 7 days that they have been separated from each other. The Bailey-Holt House community is a microcosm of NYC … black, white, Latino, Asian, straight, gay, lesbian, transgender, [...]

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Posted on 11/05/2012 at 7:44 am

We Need a Little Help from Our Friends

We Need a Little Help From Our Friends… It’s Day #6 post Hurricane Sandy and the outlook for Bailey-Holt House is grim. Although power was restored to most of the City, we’re learning that in a building like ours, it’s not as simple as turning on the lights. The steps to recovery for Bailey-Holt House [...]

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Posted on 08/08/2012 at 1:59 pm

The New Behavioral Health Clinic at Bailey House

We are really excited to be opening a new behavioral health clinic in East Harlem in the Fall of 2012, at our headquarters on Park Avenue and E. 122nd Street.  If  you want to stay healthy, you have to first manage your emotional life.  Unmanaged depression, anxiety, etc. is a major barrier to engaging in [...]

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Posted on 06/01/2012 at 12:55 pm

While New Orleans slept, an arsonist sent a message

Last Friday morning at 4 AM, when most of New Orleans was sleeping, one or more arsonists torched the offices of Women With A Vision (WWAV), a group run by activist women of color. Deon Haywood, the Executive Director, and the other women of WWAV and their legal team recently won a major victory against [...]

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