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About Us

The goal of The Project of PHC is to provide confidential, free or low cost services to help people living with HIV move through the stages of HIV medical care. From the time of diagnosis, our staff help patients connect to care, access resources that will help them achieve the best possible health outcomes and overcome obstacles that many stand in their way to a long and happy life. We also focus on prevention, providing outreach and access to the most effective tools to prevent HIV infection.

OUR HISTORY

The History of The Project

What started as a coalition of dedicated volunteers in 1987 is now part of a community health center with a host of services to support and empower people living with HIV and those vulnerable to HIV. The resources available include a prevention testing and educational outreach program, HIV and primary medical care, dental care, case management, mental health services including support groups, medication management, and assistance with health insurance and prescription coverage.

TIMELINE

1987

A volunteer coalition began addressing HIV in the Des Moines area.

1988

Primary Health Care was funded to provide HIV medical services and became a Ryan White Title 111b provider in 1990.

1990

The Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS, recommended opening a social service agency.

1993

After opening its doors in 1991 the AIDS Project of Central Iowa (The Project) became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

2013

The Project merged with Primary Health Care, to form The Project of Primary Health Care. The expansion brought medical and social services under one roof, reduced overhead costs, and expanded resources available to clients.

OUR STAFF

CASE MANAGERS & SUPPORT WORKERS

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MEDICAL PROVIDERS & NURSE CARE MANAGERS

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PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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