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Cempa in the News: Times Free Press

State Rep. G.A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, invoked Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday as he addressed a group of Chattanooga churchgoers working to address health disparities — preventable differences in health incurred by socially disadvantaged populations. . . . Click here to read the full article!

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Photos: Cempa’s Third Neighborhood Workout Jam Session!

On Monday, March 13, 2019, Cempa Community Care along with the Hospice of Chattanooga hosted their third official Neighborhood Workout Jam Session in Miller Park. It was a great event with a ton of positive energy, Sweat, Smiles, and good music! Check out the gallery below courtesy of Robin Rudd/Times Free Press. Click here to…

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Cempa in the News: Times Free Press

The music of hip hop duo OutKast blared in the dim lighting of The Howard School gymnasium on a Monday evening in April. More than 100 Chattanoogans grooved as the electrical outlets powered DJ Keenan Daniels’ booming sound system. “One, two, hands up, let’s go!” fitness trainer Tobe Taylor shouted as the microphone faded and…

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General Newsletter: April 2019

You know what they say, “April showers bring May flowers!” and Cempa Community Care was showered with so many great opportunities this past month! Our CEO, Shannon Stephenson, and PrEP Navigator, Mario Forte, represented Cempa at SYNChronicity in Washington D.C. Cempa also launched Afternoon Delights, a brunch + bubbles event for women of color to come together and…

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Cempa in the News: Times Free Press

Chattanooga’s needle exchange has become ‘safe haven’ for people who inject drugs | Chattanooga’s syringe exchange program started just over a year ago with the goal to prevent infectious diseases and encourage safe needle disposal, but program manager Ashley Ewald said it’s become much more . . . Click Here to read the full article! 

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Cempa in the News: The Chattanoogan

Cempa Community Care’s CEO Shannon Stephenson spoke in Nashville at the Health Resources and Services Administration’s event, “Let’s Talk Rural Health: A Discussion with HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Recipients Serving Rural Communities.” …Click here to read more!

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Cempa in the News: Chattanooga Pulse

Ashley Ewald, program manager for STEP TN (Syringe Trade and Education Program), Cempa Community Care’s harm reduction program, works with people in difficult circumstances, yet as I speak with her, she’s celebrating her job. Often, as she introduces new clients to STEP TN’s syringe exchange program, she finds them asking about treatment and coming clean.…

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General Newsletter: March 2019

Luck of the new year! So many exciting things have happened at Cempa Community Care over the last few weeks! Strides of March has been announced and we’re looking forward to an exciting event! We had many chances to celebrate Black History Month and were able to reach out and send love into our community!…