Care Resource’s Health Promotion and Linkage Department received two awards and one nomination from TESTMiami’s Symposium and Award Ceremony held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 hosted by the Miami-Dade County Health Department.
The “Test Miami” initiative is collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County Health Department, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, health care providers, the University of Miami Developmental Center for AIDS Research, the Florida International University School of Public Health and the School of Journalism, Nova Southeastern University, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, city, county, state and national officials and concerned citizens that aims to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a major health threat for Miami-Dade County.
Care Resource received the Exceptional Performance Awards in “HIV Testing” and “Linkage to Care.”
Care Resource understands that HIV testing and Linkage to Care are crucial for successful HIV treatment. Delayed linkage impacts medical outcomes and HIV transmission; it creates longer time for viral suppression and increases the risk of hospitalization. Linkage lays the groundwork for future retention in care. This award reflects Care Resource’s excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS as it works to fulfill its mission and have a positive impact on Miami-Dade communities.
Care Resource received a special recognition award for STD screenings and Finding the highest syphilis Morbidity
Syphilis is very prevalent amongst men who have sex with men and has been on the rise in Miami-Dade County for the past couple of years. Care Resource through a partnership with the local department of Health and United Way of Miami, offers a syphilis test as part of its free STI screening panel available at Care Resource’s Broward, Midtown and Little Havana offices. Syphilis infections are treated with a basic round of antibiotics.
One Care Resource staff was nominated for the “Counselor of the Year” Award.
Congratulations Mario Camargo. As a certified HIV testing counselor, Mario and 12 other staff from the Care Resource Health Promotion department provide essential risk reduction counseling and referral to medical care to individuals interested to find out their status for HIV, or to receive treatment.
Care Resource has demonstrated excellence in the field of HIV/AIDS as it works to fulfill its mission and have a positive impact on Broward and Miami-Dade communities. Our work in the community has earned us the confidence of our clients and funding sources at local, state and federal levels. We provide comprehensive prevention services like HIV Testing, Sexually Transmitted Infections ( STI) testing, wellness screenings as well as risk reduction and behavioral Interventions for those at risk.
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida’s diverse communities. For more information, please visit www.careresource.org, or call (305) 576-1234.