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Living with HIV and Aging Awareness

On September 18, Cempa Community Care joins people and organizations around the world in recognizing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. This day highlights the many complex issues related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for aging populations living in the United States. People living with HIV/AIDS who are older than 50 face many complications.…

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Cempa Will Offer Permanent COVID-19 Testing Sites

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Cempa Community Care is operating permanent Covid-19 testing sites beginning this week. The two sites will be held at Alleo Health on Oakwood Drive and La Paz Chattanooga on Bailey Avenue. The permanent testing site hours will be expanded from Monday through Friday starting next week. Cory Howard tells us “This week…

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STEP TN Provides Overdose Awareness + Education at Cempa

“Overdose” sounds like an ugly term — but an overdose doesn’t always mean someone has died. Experiencing an overdose means someone’s drug dosage is over a typical amount. Through Cempa Community Care’s STEP TN program, individuals have access to a syringe and needle exchange program, as well as life-saving medications to reverse an overdose.  Founded…

COVID-19 Updates

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing On Tuesday At Redemption To The Nations Church

Cempa Community Care will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. at Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey Ave. in Chattanooga. Partner organizations are Cempa Community Care, LifeSpring Community Health, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, La Paz Chattanooga and Alleo Health System. Testing is available to the general public without…

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Social Impact Heroes: How Shannon Stephenson of Cempa Community Care Is Helping To Improve The Health Of The Chattanooga Community

Shannon Stephenson is the Chief Executive Officer of Cempa Community Care, formerly Chattanooga CARES. Shannon comes from a background in regulatory compliance, public health and safety, business administration, and emergency management. Shannon has a proven track record as a pioneer in cultivating the values of an organization to lead it to success. As an innovative and…

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COVID cases among Hispanic community fall

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — New data from both the Hamilton County Health Department and CEMPA testing show that positive COVID-19 cases among Hispanic people in the county are declining. Part of the reason for this could be new community partnerships and new efforts to bring COVID-19 information to the Latinx community in a way that is accessible. Last…

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Cempa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Testing to Underserved Neighborhoods and Rural Areas in Chattanooga

Cempa Community Care has been fighting infectious diseases since the organization’s inception 34 years ago. When COVID-19 started to affect people in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and the surrounding region, Cempa’s leadership team jumped into action. People impacted by COVID-19 in the Chattanooga region have made headlines, from the most affected zip codes to individuals who…

COVID-19 Updates

Cempa Community Care To Offer Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing In Chattanooga And Cleveland

Cempa Community Care will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing this week. Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at Redemption to the Nations Church Tuesday 3-6 p.m. Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404 Cleveland Testing at Peerless Road Church Wednesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peerless Road Church, 3301 Peerless Rd. NW, Cleveland,…

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