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Cempa Community Care Receives Federally Qualified Health Center Designation

Cempa Community Care has achieved the designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, awarded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This designation marks the first time that an infectious disease-focused health center in the state of Tennessee has been awarded the status, which applies to both the organization’s Chattanooga facility…

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Michael Davis, MD Joins Cempa Community Care

Cempa Community Care announced that Michael Davis, MD, has joined its team of healthcare providers. Dr. Davis, who completed his undergraduate education at Berry College and medical school training at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, joins Cempa after spending the last few years as a hospitalist at Erlanger Health System. He’s already…

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Caring for the Whole Person: Support Services at Cempa

For people who are HIV-positive, living with HIV can take a toll on physical and mental health. Being HIV-positive also can have an impact on your family. Cempa Community Care provides services that support individuals living with HIV so they can best care for their families. For many people, living with HIV means that, with…

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Cempa Awarded Gilead Sciences COMPASS Initiative Grant

Cempa Community Care is one of seven organizations in Tennessee to receive the Gilead Sciences COMPASS Initiative Award.  The funding will allow Cempa to implement organization-wide Trauma-informed Care training to activate a systemic trauma-informed evolution of our programs, staff, leadership, procedures and policies, ensuring that all persons feel safe, welcome, and affirmed.  Read the full…

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Trump Program Broadens Access to HIV Prevention Meds

There is still a lack of knowledge regarding PrEP and its use in the general primary care setting, according to Stephenson.  “Most primary care doctors are hesitant to write the prescription because they are unfamiliar with the guidelines,” she says. “There are also barriers for both uninsured and under insured patients who see their provider…

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What to Do If You’ve Been Exposed to HIV

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, it’s time to act — a quick response means you may be able to prevent HIV with post-exposure prophylaxis. What Does This Mean? If you are HIV-negative and feel you have been exposed to the virus through sexual contact or shared needles, every hour counts.…

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Cempa Hosts Medical Vision Day at Howard High School

On November 7, Howard students from Erlanger’s Institute of Healthcare and Innovation participated in a “medical vision day” sponsored by Cempa Community Care. LaDarius Price, Community Outreach Manager at Cempa, spearheaded the effort to show students different opportunities and what it takes to be successful in health care professions. Click here to read the full…

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Cempa in the News: Times Free Press

Changing times and needs led Cempa Community Care — formerly Chattanooga CARES — to evolve from HIV/AIDS educator in the 1980s to a champion of healthy communities today. Not only is HIV no longer a death sentence, eradication is possible thanks to new drugs that suppress the virus to the point it’s undetectable and ones for high-risk…

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