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WNBC Featured VNSNY Physical Therapist in Coverage of Hometown Heroes Parade

From: YouTube
WNBC-TV, Channel 4, featured VNSNY physical therapist David Friend in live coverage of the Hometown Heroes Parade on July 7, 2021. In the segment, News 4’s John Chandler spoke with David about his experience on the COVID-19 frontlines and how important his family’s support was during the crisis. The segment highlighted the importance of VNSNY Home Care visits to New Yorkers discharged from area hospitals, many of whom didn’t see anyone but clinicians like David during the darkest days of the pandemic.
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TIME Magazine Features VNSNY LGBTQ+ Program Manager Arthur Fitting

From: TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine has featured Arthur Fitting, VNSNY LGBTQ+ Program Manager in an article that compares the traumatic experience of people during the HIV/AIDS crisis 40 years ago with the current COVID-19 pandemic. In the piece, Arthur explains how his personal experience motivates his work at VNSNY and his commitment to serve marginalized communities and the underserved.
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VNSNY Research Study Shows Benefits of Skilled Home Health Care for COVID-19 Patients

From: Annals of Internal Medicine
The VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy & Research has published a new research study about the recovery of Covid-19 patients in home health care, which included 1409 home health care recipients, received from 64 hospitals, and cared for by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. The study shows statistically significant improvements in clinical and functional status for COVID-19 patients who received skilled home health care services following discharge from the hospital.
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Aging with HIV/AIDS: Be “Extra Vigilant” About Mental Health

From: Medium
In this article on Medium, Arthur Fitting, RN, VNSNY LGBTQ Program Director, is joined by Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, senior research scientist at Hunter College’s Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging. In this interview, Arthur and Mark discuss the challenges older adults living with HIV/AIDS face in maintaining strong mental health, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation underscores a need to expand capacity in the healthcare system and reduce barriers to behavioral health care through community outreach efforts like the work done by VNSNY.
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