On February 26 at the Herman Miller showroom in the Merchandise Mart, DIFFA/Chicago ( Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ) held an event honoring the recipients of this year's Excellence in Care Awards.
The panel looked specifically for agencies and programs across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs that focus 100% of their efforts on HIV/AIDS. In addition, all programs need to directly support one or more of these areas which have been identified as key aspects of today’s HIV/AIDS fight; At-Risk Youth (12-21), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), specifically Men of Color and LGBTQ programs specifically serving the South and West sides of Chicago.
The following agencies were awarded grants this year:
The CORE Foundation
Legal Council of Health Justice with Howard Brown
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital (Care2Prevent)
DIFFA/Chicago also announced the continued funding of the DIFFA/Chicago Fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Herman Miller presented the fellowship.