On the evening of Friday, February 7, the NO/AIDS Task Force celebrated its 30th anniversary with cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Westin Hotel. A United Way Partner Agency, the NO/AIDS Task Force continues to enjoy its success this year in their mission to reduce the spread of HIV infection, provide services, advocate empowerment, safeguard the rights and dignity of HIV-affected individuals and provide for an enlightened public.
Chaired by Dr. Troy Scroggins and hosted by Bryan Batt, speakers included Carol Pindaro, Lucy Cordts and CEO Noel Twilbeck. Twilbeck took the opportunity to announce the NO/AIDS Task Force’s newest initiative, CrescentCare.
CrescentCare, a family of Federally Qualified Health Centers, will improve access to high quality, patient-centered healthcare in the greater New Orleans area. Currently CrescentCare’s first location is set to open at 3308 Tulane Ave. in June and plans to offer comprehensive health services to individuals regardless of health, insurance status or ability to pay. Planned services include general primary care, behavioral health services, obstetrics and gynecology and general dentistry services. “The healthcare landscape is changing dramatically,” Twilbeck commented during the announcement. “We are responding now to the need of the larger community for quality, comprehensive medical care.
In 30 years of service, we’ve learned a great deal. We’re now in a position to take this great knowledge and best practices out to the larger population in need.”
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “NO/AIDS 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner”
When: Friday, February 7
Where: The Westin Hotel