by Brian Ragas, Communications Manager
San Francisco Community Health Center commends President Biden’s appointment of Harold J. Phillips as the director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Phillips, a Black gay man, has demonstrated leadership in the fight against HIV. This appointment, alongside President Biden’s commitment to funding the work to end the HIV epidemic and re-establishing ONAP, is a clear sign that the White House will be bold, aggressive, and inclusive of communities of color.
“Harold has deep roots in community work and is an outstanding choice for this critical position. We have high hopes and expectations to ensure that all marginalized communities are front and center as we work to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. We look forward to working with Harold in his role,” stated Lance Toma, CEO of San Francisco Community Health Center.
Phillips previously worked at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy and the Department of Health and Human Services as Senior HIV Advisor and Chief Operating Officer of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. He also served as Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Training and Capacity Development at the Health Resources and Service Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau.
About San Francisco Community Health Center:
San Francisco Community Health Center is an LGBTQ and people of color community health center that believes everyone deserves to be healthy and offers the highest quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care. We foster resilience, belonging, and healing for all communities. To us, health care will always be grounded in social justice.
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