Los Angeles Family AIDS Network, (LAFAN), Welcomes New Director

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Public Health Foundation Enterprises, (PHFE), is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr.Stephen Randal Henry as the new director of the Los Angeles Family AIDS Network, (LAFAN).

Public Health Foundation Enterprises, (PHFE), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Randal Henry to the position of LAFAN Program Director. Dr. Henry earned a DrPH in Health Services Management and Research and an MPH in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA School of Public Health.

For over 20 years, PHFE has been the fiscal sponsor of the Los Angeles Family AIDS Network (LAFAN). PHFE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been providing fiscal sponsorship to nonprofits and government agencies since 1968. The mission of PHFE has been helping improve the health and well being of communities across the nation.

The mission of the LAFAN is to ensure access to culturally, ethnically and linguistically competent medical care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, housing referrals, and social support services to low-income families, women, infants, children and adolescents living with HIV in Los Angeles (LA) County, California.

LAFAN represents a highly coordinated multiservice network of health and psychosocial service agencies working together to provide comprehensive care for low-income families, women, infants, children and adolescents living with HIV.

LAFAN partners include AltaMed Health Services, The Catalyst Foundation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Miller Children’s Hospital, Northeast Valley Health Corporation, Tarzana Treatment Center, LA County Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS Programs and Policies, and the UCLA Medical Center.

Founded in 1988 as a national pediatric AIDS demonstration project, LAFAN agencies provide reproductive health care, prenatal care, outpatient medical care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, nutritional therapy, transitional case management (jail outreach), housing, social support and referral to care throughout Los Angeles County.

Prior to joining LAFAN, Dr. Henry worked with the LA County Department of Health Service, UCLA/Venice Family Clinic, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and the Veterans Health Administration. He has served as a part-time Adjunct Assistant Professor with the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development and a Guest Lecturer for the UCLA Health Education Extension program. In addition, Dr. Henry has served as an Evaluation Director and Principal Investigator on research and evidence based intervention projects for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Veterans Health Administration.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Henry to LAFAN. His background and training will help LAFAN do an even better job of meeting our community’s needs” said Mark Bertler, PHFE Chief Executive Officer

“I am extremely proud to be hired to direct LAFAN. This position will allow me to work with an innovative network of health and psychosocial service providers to implement quality improvement programs and conduct research that has far-reaching implications for low-income women, infants, children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS.” noted Dr. Stephen Randal Henry, LAFAN Program Director

More information about LAFAN can be obtained by contacting Zoyla Cruz at zcruz(at)lafan(dot)org or calling (323)461-6066 extension 105.
For more information about PHFE visit http://www.phfe.org

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