Congresswoman Barbara Lee recently welcomed Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Illinois), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, to the East Bay.
Congresswomen Lee and Kelly, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), visited Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), a local non-profit organization that provides supportive services to women living with HIV. Their visit to WORLD supported the CBC’s Braintrust initiative, which creates legislation and policy solutions to reduce health disparities and promote positive health outcomes in communities of color.
“It is an honor to have Congresswoman Kelly in Oakland to visit WORLD and see firsthand the services being provided to women throughout the Bay Area living with HIV,” said Congresswoman Lee. “In the 13th Congressional District, we continue to make great strides in providing HIV/AIDS counseling and treatment, especially for women and girls.”
“The CBC’s Health Braintrust is committed to closing the disparities gap for infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS,” said Congresswoman Kelly. “I’m working with my colleagues in Congress to promote wraparound care and support services for women living with HIV/AIDS to organizations like (WORLD).”
She added, “There is no better time than now to change the course of American’s health future.”