Howard Brown Health – Threads for Threads

 

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. 

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 brought Howard Brown’s mission into focus and they quickly responded with testing stations, innovative partnerships and revised protocols to keep patients and staff safe from the virus.

MEET THE TEAM

Shirley Zhao, Nurse Practitioner

What’s one thing you’re proud of in the past year?

I’m proud of the excellent team I work with, and how we have all come together to increase access to testing in communities throughout Chicago.

 

Imagine yourself back in February. If you could give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Buckle up. Buy stock in Zoom, and lots of self-care.

Imagine yourself back in February. If you could give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don’t allow social media to steal you peace and  you and you alone are in control of you happiness.

 

I am proud to be an employee of Howard Brown Health.

 

What’s one thing you’re proud of from this year?

Since the start of this pandemic we have hit the ground running and have not slowed down. The amount of resources and services that we have been able to provide to the community has had a significant impact on their

Tyrone Landingham, Registered Nurse
Martin Martinez, Practice Manager

What’s changed for you in the past 12 months?

Since the beginning of COVID-19 I had to learn to live without having a social life. Because I work in the medical field, I wasn’t able to see my family in an effort to not expose them to COVID-19.

What’s one thing you’re proud of from this year?

Becoming a Practice Manager at Howard Brown Health. It’s been a rollercoaster ride with the pandemic, 

I really love and am very proud of helping the community.

Through our Threads for Threads program — we’ve had the opportunity to support some awesome organizations, like Howard Brown Health, through donations of FIGS or other PPE!

 

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