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We are Cempa Community Care!

  Dear Community Member, Chattanooga C.A.R.E.S, Inc. (Council on AIDS Resources, Education, and Support) is now doing business as Cempa Community Care. Cempa is an old English root word for Champion. As Cempa Community Care we will continue to be champions for our patients and community. We feel this not only reflects the work of…

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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!…

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Cempa in the News: The Chattanoogan

Local nonprofit The Chattery is teaming up with Cempa Community Care for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to show a portion of The End of AIDS?, a six-part documentary series in which PBS NewsHour traveled to six places across the world to find stories of those in the middle of the AIDS epidemic. . .…

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Cempa in the News: WRCBTV

Minority communities are still disproportionately impacted when it comes to H-I-V and other medical conditions. now one local organization has launched a new program to help close the gap. . . . Read the full article by clicking here!

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Cempa in the News: Times Free Press

Despite living in the area of nearly 1,700 nonprofits, three hospitals and countless medical providers, minorities in Hamilton County experience much higher rates of disease and poor health than their white counterparts. But some members of Chattanooga’s religious community want to change those statistics. Representatives from 13 different local churches gathered at Cempa Community Care…

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Cempa in the News: POZ

Thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health, a new faith-based program called Cempa Talks is launching in Chattanooga to address HIV disparities among the African-American and Latino communities. . . . Read the full article by clicking here!

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Cempa in the News

As the CEO of Cempa Community Care, Stephenson has overseen the name change and rebranding of the former Chattanooga CARES, the nonprofit health care organization leading the charge against HIV in Chattanooga since the height of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. . . . Read the full article by clicking here!