For Immediate Release

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Luke Klipp
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ACTION ALERT: Healthcare Reform Outreach at APLA

APLA Health & Wellness is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, Frankie Darling-Palacios, who will serve as our Healthcare Outreach Specialist.

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Over the next year, while healthcare reform is being implemented here in Los Angeles and across the country, Frankie will help individuals and their families navigate through the complex web of new healthcare laws, connect people to an enroller and reach out to as many people as possible online, in person and over the phone. During that time Frankie will conduct workshops for APLA and APLA Health & Wellness clients and their friends and family about the new insurance plan options, answer questions unique to individual needs, and continue to find creative ways to get the message out about affordable healthcare so that as many people as possible know the options they have available to them in the new year and can enroll into coverage.

Open enrollment for various coverage options that begin in 2014 opens on October 1, 2013; and the federal government will provide tax credits and subsidies to make healthcare affordable for people who are currently uninsured or wishing to change their health care plans in the new year.

APLA will soon be hosting a website to make more information available to the many thousands of Angelenos that we serve. In addition, California has created its own user-friendly website,, in order to help prospective enrollees understand their options and their projected costs for health care coverage.

If you have any questions for Frankie, you can reach her via phone at (323) 329-9926 or via email at


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AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct care and treatment services to over 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. In 2013, APLA marked its 30th year of operation, and we are a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

APLA Health & Wellness is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary medical care, oral healthcare, mental health services, HIV testing, STD screening/treatment and health education and HIV prevention services focusing on low income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals. APLA Health & Wellness serves over 6,000 individuals across Los Angeles County each year.

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