Take Charge. Get Tested.™ Event Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary Milestone
By Karla Porch on July 27, 2017
Atlanta (GA) -- Ten years ago, Empowerment Resource Center (ERC) hosted its first Take Charge. Get Tested. TM Health Fair in observance of National
HIV Testing Day on June 27th. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, ERC hosted its 10th annual Take Charge. Get Tested. TM Health Fair on Tuesday, June
27th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hurt Park, between Edgewood Avenue and Courtland Street. This community-wide health fair offered free HIV testing,
health screenings and information provided by many of the region’s leading community-based organizations and health care providers. Streetz
94.5 is one of the media sponsors for the 2017 Take Charge. Get Tested. TM Event. Our collaborators for this campaign included the Fulton County
Department of Health and Wellness, the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, Hope Atlanta, Emory University Center for AIDS Research WIHS, and
The City of Atlanta.
439 Atlantans registered to attend and a total of 251 clients were provided a free HIV screening.
We, at ERC, recognize that early diagnosis continues to be paramount in better health outcomes. It is our goal to increase public knowledge about
the HIV/AIDS epidemic, make HIV-testing routine, and help reduce the stigma associated with HIV. Through the Take Charge. Get Tested.™ Event,
we strive to promote an open dialogue about HIV in our communities.
"Early diagnosis continues to be paramount in better health outcomes," said Jacqueline Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Empowerment Resource Center."
We are encouraging all Atlantans to get tested during National HIV Testing Day. It is our goal to increase public knowledge about the epidemic,
make HIV-testing routine, and promote an open dialogue about HIV in our communities." Empowerment Resource Center (ERC) directly delivers programs
and services that equip individuals with the tools to spur positive, behavioral change, and strengthen their sense of self-confidence in choosing
healthier alternatives. Over the past nine years, the Take Charge. Get Tested.™ Event has provided HIV testing to over 2,000 clients
who became aware of their status.