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Mazzoni Center Introduces Series of Trans-Specific Workshops

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Welcome to our new feature which highlights our employees and the great work they are doing both on and off the job. In our inaugural issue we talk to Eran Sargent who left Mazzoni Center in 2016 and recently returned.

Now that you’re back, what is your title and what is your role here at Mazzoni Center?

My title is Navigation Program Manager. In this role, I oversee two of our prevention programs, our navigation services (Club 1509) and our Linkage-to-Care program (ARTAS). These two programs are for HIV prevention. Linkage-to Care is for those Read more...

Action. 

It’s a word that can have many meanings, but one particular interpretation is our favorite: “an act that one consciously wills and that may be characterized by physical or mental activity.” 
 
An action can be something we do as individuals, or it can be something done by a larger institution, like Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, which has the potential to further marginalize the LGBTQ community by masking discrimination with religious freedom. 

Last week, the Trump administration announced new regulations and the creation of a new office called the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division that will be responsible for handling complaints from health-care workers who do not want to perform medical procedures, such as an abortion or assisted death, because it violates their religious or moral beliefs. The rule and the office’s website focus on medical procedures that are not necessarily specific to people who are LGBTQ or to people living with Read more...

Congress failed to pass a spending bill by the deadline, which resulted in a government shutdown at Midnight Friday, January 19. This affects many government services and programs including Medicare and Medicaid. With the last shutdown, some physician payments were slightly delayed, but the programs continued running, which means recipients could still access care. More importantly, as before, Mazzoni Center remains committed to providing health care Read more...

 
Want more FACTS? This past year, we’ve reached some amazing heights last year:
 
• our outreach and direct legal services for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians affected, informed, supported, and defended 3,000 people
• our counseling and behavioral health programs positively impacted 600 people through 8,500 hours of therapy
• our free HIV and STI testing services were Read more...