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Family Health Project

The Family Health Project (FHP) was founded in 1989 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities of color. FHP provides information to national policymakers and local public officials, conducts workshops for medical personnel, academics and funders, and organizes conferences among service providers to share resources. FHP also conducts direct outreach to low-income women of color and their families in parenting centers, schools and the streets. Each year, FHP reaches more than 500 individuals and their families with HIV/AIDS prevention information and provides referrals to services to those already infected.

FHP also assists other groups dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The founder and Executive Director, Suki Terada Ports, has helped create organizations that serve communities with distinct needs such as the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA), the Minority Task Force on AIDS and Iris House, the first comprehensive center for women with HIV/AIDS in New York City. She is a founder of VOW (Voices of Women of Color Against HIV/AIDS) and a member of the planning committee for the first conference held in New York City discussing issues affecting women of color.

Family Health Project celebrated our Fourth Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at 29 West 95th Street (between Coumbus & Central Park West). We honored the following three New Yorkers who have made a difference:

Barbara Turk

Wayne Ho

and our Harlem Hospital Holiday Party "Angel" extraordinaire, Jean Grant

Thank you! See photographs of last year's Third Annual event here!

 
  Family Health Project - sukifhp@crenyc.org - (212) 894-3382 42 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10004