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Bebashi in the News – Philadelphia Inquirer (September 12): COVID-19 showed the benefits of at-home testing. A new partnership is expanding access to HIV testing kits

Bebashi’s new partnership with SistaTalkPHL and Ark of Safety LGBTQ+ Safe Haven to make HIV testing more accessible, was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Click the link to read the full article. https://www.inquirer.com/health/hiv-aids-test-philadelphia-20220912.html  

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Bebashi partners with local grassroots organizations to bring more HIV self-testing to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities

Philadelphia, PA (August 31, 2022) – Bebashi is excited to announce two new partnerships with local grassroots organizations, SistaTalkPHL and Ark of Safety LGBTQ+ Safe Haven. These organizations will now be providing self-testing HIV kits and referring individuals to Bebashi’s prevention navigation services. The partnerships, which are funded by the Center for Disease Control, will […]

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Bebashi in the News – Philadelphia Inquirer (August 24, 2022): This community fridge helped battle food apartheid. Now it’s rebuilding.

Bebashi’s community fridge has become an important fixture in the Spring Garden community, providing equitable access to healthy and free food. Click the link to read the Philadelphia Inquirer’s article on how this project came to be. https://www.inquirer.com/news/bebashi-spring-garden-community-fridge-rebuilds-20220823.html

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Bebashi in the News – Billy Penn (August 19): Dashboard confirms Philly’s monkeypox vaccine disparity: Most cases affect people of color, while most doses are going to white people

Bebashi’s Executive Director, Sebrina Tate, was recently interviewed by Billy Penn on Philadelphia’s monkeypox vaccine disparity. “Honestly, it hurts,” said Sebrina Tate, the executive director of Bebashi, a social services nonprofit born out of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that serves mostly people of color. “We see these health disparities along so many diagnoses, so it’s not […]

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Bebashi in the News – WHYY (August 17): How should we talk about monkeypox? Local experts say tailoring public health messaging is a balancing act

Bebashi’s Executive Director, Sebrina Tate, was recently interviewed by WHYY on the importance of effective messaging when discussing monkeypox in our communities.  Sebrina Tate said that implementing effective public health strategies, it comes down to having better partnerships with organizations that serve vulnerable communities, before a crisis hits, not just during. Tate is the executive […]

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Bebashi In The News – Billy Penn: Are Philly’s monkeypox vaccines going mostly to white people? The Health Department won’t yet release data to confirm or deny the rumor

Bebashi’s executive director, Sebrina Tate, was interviewed by Billy Penn on the accessibility of monkeypox vaccines in Philadelphia’s black communities. Click the link to read the full article.

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Bebashi In The News – Philadelphia Gay News: Health officials and leaders answer monkeypox questions at town hall

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, Bebashi’s Executive Director, Sebrina Tate, participated in a town hall to discuss and answer questions about the current monkeypox crisis. The event was hosted by Mazzoni Center and other speakers included Dusty Latimer, Physician Assistant, Mazzoni Center; Dr. Shara Epstein, Infectious Disease Specialist, Philadelphia Department of Health; and Jessica Caum, […]

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Bebashi in the News – Philadelphia Inquirer Monkeypox Vaccine Shortage

Bebashi’s Physician’s Assistant, Nackea Bachman, was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her insights into the increase in Monkeypox diagnoses and the shortage of vaccines for persons most at risk. Click here to read the full article.

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Bebashi in the News – Philadelphia Gay News Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In commemoration of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on April 8, Bebashi, in collaboration with other HIV/AIDS and LGBTQIA+ service organizations, hosted two events to support the youth in the community. Click here to read more about the events and Bebashi’s youth initiatives.

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Bebashi in the News – Philadelphia Gay News

Bebashi was one of 27 organizations and initiatives that provide HIV prevention, care and support to receive grants from Philly AIDS Thrift. Click here to read more.  

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