Health Outreach & Advocacy Services
Health Brigade’s Health Outreach & Advocacy Services has a long and storied history. What began in 1983 (during the early days of the AIDS epidemic) as an HIV-information hotline has grown to become a staff responsible for developing, promoting and administering a variety of health-related programs throughout central Virginia.
We make nearly 10,000 outreach contacts per year and conduct 2,000 HIV tests annually!
Health Outreach & Advocacy Services prides itself on being culturally-sensitive and welcoming of populations often marginalized and over-looked. From persons of color to LGBTQ individuals to those who are incarcerated or recently-released, Health Outreach & Advocacy Services has programming designed with accessibility in mind.
We practice what we preach, too. Diversity is so greatly valued at Health Brigade that our staff mirrors and is very much representative of the individuals and communities we serve.
Program areas include:
- Post incarceration linkage to care and case management
- HIV testing & linkage to care
- STI testing & education
- Referrals and linkage to services
- LGBTQ support and advocacy