Whitman-Walker Blog

Summit on Black Lives: Black America’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

February 8, 2017

By Guillaume Bagal. Public Policy Associate I recently attended the Summit on Black Lives, a two-day gathering in DC of Black HIV/AIDS public policy experts. It was hosted by the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), in collaboration with the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition, SisterLove, National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, and the Global Network…

Immigration Help: You Have Rights!

December 1, 2016

Dear Whitman-Walker Family and Community, Like you, we were stunned by last month’s election results, and understandably, we are receiving many calls from clients worried about the immigration consequences under President-elect Donald Trump. While we all await more information about what to expect from the new administration as of January 2017, please remember that right…

Medicare Part D, It’s Time to Enroll

November 29, 2016

By Allison Dowling, Staff Attorney Despite a charged political climate and speculation about health insurance, it is time to enroll! November marks the official beginning of open enrollment for many health insurance plans – including Medicare Part D and the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA. This post focuses on Medicare Part D…

3 Ways Rover Can Help You Through Addiction Recovery

November 28, 2016

By Jennifer McGregor, Co-Creator of the Public Health Library For many people, addiction comes hand in hand with a mental illness. Self-medication is an all-too-common tactic for coping with the symptoms of the illness when one isn’t receiving proper treatment. Unfortunately, this behavior often leads to worsened symptoms as well as addiction. While addiction recovery…

Coping with Trauma in the Aftermath of Orlando

June 17, 2016

By Amie Krautwurst, Manager of Wellness Programs and Kevin Waldorf-Cruz, Lead Psychotherapist As health professionals at Whitman-Walker, we know that LGBTQ people are no strangers to trauma. They often struggle to feel safe in our society because of repeated trauma caused by prejudice and discrimination, experiences of homophobia and transphobia, and physical and sexual violence…

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