Why I Support AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore: Shawn Carrick

Chase Brexton Health Care Teams are forming now for the AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore on Sunday, May 6th at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and competition is heating up! One of the first teams assembled includes Shawn Carrick, who will participate in the event for a fourth year. Last year, Shawn achieved his personal goal of raising more than $750 for Chase Brexton Health Care’s HIV outreach and testing programs. He’s upped that goal for this year to $1,000, and has already raised $400! Shawn shared some of his reasons for participating in the AIDS Walk with us. Why […]

Managing Medications

Workshop offers just the right prescription for LGBT elders trying to bring order to their pillboxes By Monte Ephraim Chase Brexton Health Care Prescription medications can help a person live his or her healthiest life – but they can be intimidating, too. From getting the correct prescriptions in the first place to keeping track of multiple pills, managing your medications means staying organized. Easy tips to help with these challenges will be offered at an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop presented by the LGBT Health Resource Center on Thursday, April 12th from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Chase Brexton Health […]

Chase Brexton & Staff: First Collective Bargaining Pact

After nearly two years of efforts, and 15 months of direct negotiations, the management of Chase Brexton Health Care and the 135 Chase Brexton employees represented by United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU) reached a collective bargaining agreement February 26th. Chase Brexton serves nearly 40,000 patients at seven clinics in Baltimore, Randallstown, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Easton. “The board of directors and leadership are pleased to have reached the best possible agreement to uphold the organization’s 40 years of distinctive, patient-focused care,” said Chase Brexton president Patrick Mutch. “We believe our providers and health care professionals are critical to the sustainability […]

Why I Support AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore: Aaron Lorance

  When AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore returns to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on Sunday, May 6, hundreds of individuals will be on hand to take steps against HIV and AIDS in Baltimore and show their support for Chase Brexton Health Care’s HIV outreach and testing programs. Among those dedicated supporters is Aaron Lorance, co-founder and Events Director for D4AC, or Dance for a Cure. Aaron and his team will host Incognito at the Baltimore Eagle and Factory17 from April 20 to April 22, with all proceeds going to support AIDS Walk & Run Baltimore. We asked Aaron to […]

Housing Disparities Faced by LGBT Elders to be Addressed at Lunch & Learn Workshop

Finding welcoming and affordable housing can be a struggle for any aging individual, but for LGBT elders, the task can be even more difficult. Kelly Kent, Director of SAGE’s National LGBT Elder Housing Initiatives, will provide information and resources to support LGBT elders in need of quality housing at a special upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop presented by The LGBT Health Resource Center on Wednesday, March 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chase Brexton Health Care’s Mt. Vernon Center (1111 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD). We asked Kent about the housing disparities faced by LGBT elders, and the […]

Money Management Tips Offered at Upcoming LGBT Health Resource Center Lunch & Learn

Chase Brexton Health Care Elders in need of a financial makeover will find some change at the LGBT Health Resource Center’s next Lunch & Learn workshop. PNC Bank will present money management strategies on Thursday, March 8th from noon to 1:30 pm in the community rooms at Chase Brexton’s Mount Vernon Center (1111 North Charles Street, Baltimore). We asked Franklin McNeil, Jr., vice president and community consultant with PNC Community Development Banking and a former board member of Chase Brexton Health Care for a few financial tips. What money management difficulties do LGBT elders in particular face? Believe it or […]

EXPRESS yourself What to consider about gender expression

Chase Brexton Health Care Individuals’ gender identities, and the ways they express them to the outside world, can be among the most personal, emotional, and important aspects of who someone is. There’s no “correct” way to express one’s gender, but there are many factors to consider when making the decisions that feel right to you. Your primary care provider can be an important resource in this process, and help aid in safe decision-making. We asked Dr. Elyse Pine, a pediatric endocrinologist with Chase Brexton Health Care’s Gender Journeys of Youth program, to explain more about gender expression. What should individuals […]

The BENEFITS of SEX After 50

Chase Brexton Health Care LGBT elders shouldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass them by – there are plenty of exciting ways to spice up their love life and keep the passion in their relationships. Everything LGBT elders need to know will be uncovered at an upcoming Lunch & Learn workshop offered by The LGBT Health Resource Center on Thursday, February 8th from noon to 1:30 pm at Chase Brexton Health Care’s Mount Vernon Center. The seminar will be presented by Jacq Jones, owner of Sugar on The Avenue in Hampden. We asked Jacq for a few teases of the intimate advice […]

Amid Outbreaks in Other Cities, Baltimore LGBT Community Urged to Get VACCINATED Against Hepatitis A

Baltimore health authorities are urging local gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against hepatitis A following reports of outbreaks of the disease among LGBT communities in other cities nationwide. A highly contagious disease, hep A causes a variety of symptoms which can last a few weeks in mild cases, to a few months in more severe cases. It can be prevented through a widely available vaccination. We asked Dr. Sebastian Ruhs, director of Chase Brexton’s Infectious Diseases Center of Excellence, to provide some details on hep A and how to get vaccinated. Please follow and like us: