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Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Rocky Mountains CARES Announce Partnership

Relationship Rooted in Public Education, Awareness and Advocacy

Joint Venture Planned for World AIDS Day

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Monica McCafferty

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Published: 10.05.10| Updated: 10.05.10

DENVERPlanned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains today announced its partnership with Rocky Mountain CARES. PPRM and RMC will collaborate to heighten awareness around public health issues with an emphasis on HIV through education, advocacy work and by providing high quality health care in keeping with the organizations’ mutual commitment to public health.

“We are excited to collaborate with Planned Parenthood. Our partnership is one that grew naturally provided our common interests in helping communities affected by and infected with HIV and creating an inclusive, safe environment for those we help, free of stigma and discrimination. We hope our relationship will play an important role in the community and improve HIV prevention for all at-risk communities,” said RMC Medical Director Dr. Benjamin Young.

Together RMC and PPRM serve the entire state. While RMC is Denver-based, people travel across the state and across the country to attain RMC’s world-class centralized medical care, case management, pharmacy assistance and peer support system. PPRM has 23 health centers throughout the state, all of which offer HIV testing and referrals and patient education.

“PPRM has consistently provided HIV testing and referrals as part of our comprehensive reproductive health care and basic primary care services and we are proud to partner with Rocky Mountain CARES. Our organizations share the mutual goals of increasing awareness and access to affordable, quality health care and empowering people to make informed, responsible choices about their sexual and reproductive health,” said Amy Dickson, PPRM vice president of Clinical Services.

A joint venture is planned for Worlds AIDS Day on Dec. 1 to raise awareness about the importance of education, testing, and the availability of accurate, timely information on HIV/AIDS research as well as long-term treatment options at the community level.

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Rocky Mountain CARES is a non-profit organization established in 2009, which seeks to provide comprehensive medical care and treatment, supportive services, prevention, education and research in collaboration with communities affected by and infected with HIV in the greater Denver metropolitan area. Rocky Mountain CARES is associated with Denver Infectious Disease Consultants at Rose Medical Center.

Since 1916, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has been committed to providing affordable, high quality reproductive health care and teaching comprehensive, medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education.  It is the organization’s goal to ensure that every individual has the information, services, and freedom to make healthy, responsible decisions about sex and their sexuality.  More than 123,000 women, men, and young adults annually visit our 28 health centers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming.  For more information about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, call 1.800.230.PLAN or visit pprm.org for the health center nearest you.

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