APLA Health was founded in 1983 as AIDS Project Los Angeles with the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles County. Today, we provide services in four key areas: 1) primary medical care, dental, behavioral health and HIV specialty care, 2) critical HIV support services, 3) HIV prevention, and 4) advocacy.
AIDS Project Los Angeles became APLA Health in 2016 because we knew that health and wellness were inextricably tied to the ending the HIV epidemic. We were the first AIDS service organization to become a federally qualified health center and by adding primary care to our portfolio, we had more tools for the fight to end the epidemic.
Today, we are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic as we continue to offer high-quality health care and support regardless of race, ethnicity, documentation status, sexuality, gender identity, age, income, insurance, HIV status or zip code. Since our humble beginnings, we have advocated at all levels of the government for positive policy change and have been providing necessary care for the most vulnerable populations. Today, we operate six Federally Qualified Health Centers across LA County, providing a care network of culturally competent services aimed at health equity through a holistic wellness approach.
In short, your gift saves lives. Please help us fight for a healthy community and the end of the AIDS epidemic.
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