EPIC News

Dining Out For Life Tampa Bay Is Back In 2018

Dining Out For Life Tampa Bay is this Thursday! Check out our Executive Director Joy Winheim and participating restaurant Community Cafe in this ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay segment talking about how you can give...

National Condom Month: Breaking Down Barriers for Using Condoms

Practicing safe sex is key to staying healthy. As sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) continue to rise and spread, condom use is more important than ever for protection. In part 2 of our blog series for National Condom Month...

Mural Inspires Healing In Seminole Heights

Our Francis House campus has been honored to be part of the Seminole Heights community for over 25 years. We're committed to being a part of our neighborhood's healing, unity and hope. Watch the story: 10News...

Local Couple Lace Up For The 14th Annual Tampa Bay AIDS Walk & 5k

Tampa Bay’s 14th annual AIDS Walk & 5k will be held Dec. 9 at the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, and the city is lacing up for the event benefiting EPIC (Empath Partners In Care) In its 14 years, the event has drawn thousands of walkers and runners, with even more...

New Support Group Fosters Wellness and Empowerment for Women with HIV

Balancing everyday life and personal wellness can be challenging for all women. When living with a lifelong illness like HIV, it can be even more of a struggle. We offer hope, encouragement and support for any women with HIV in our community at our Women’s Wellness...

EPIC Counselor Talks HIV Testing, Education and Support

Have you thought about getting tested for HIV? Did you know you can get tested for free? Today’s National HIV Testing Day and we join in encouraging individuals to get tested for HIV and other STDs (sexually-transmitted diseases). “More than 1.1 million people in the...

EPIC (Empath Partners In Care) Volunteer Inspires A Community

Ann Nash, 73, was diagnosed with HIV nearly three decades ago. For the last decade, she has dedicated her heart, time and talent volunteering at EPIC (Empath Partners in Care's) Francis House campus. She cooks and serves food to those with HIV and shares her...

Dining Out to Save Lives

What if you could give back just by eating out at your favorite restaurant? On Thursday, April 27, diners in Gulfport and throughout the Tampa Bay area can do just that by participating in Dining Out for Life (DOFL), one of the most anticipated outreach events of the...

Tampa Bay Times Highlights New EPIC Leadership

Empath Partners in Care, a member of Empath Health, was formed by a recent merger of the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas and Francis House and has named new executives to its new leadership team. View coverage on Tampa Bay Times...

ASAP Expands and Leads Future of HIV Services in Tampa Bay

Today HIV is a highly-manageable health condition thanks to advancements in treatment, advocacy and community services. With ongoing care and support, people who are infected can live long, prosperous lives, just like Gulfport resident and ASAP volunteer Greg Stemm....

ASAP and Francis House Merge to Expand Services to Tampa Bay Community

Clearwater, Fla. - Empath Health today announced the planned merger of Francis House in Tampa with ASAP, a member of Empath Health. The two nonprofits are well-known for providing excellent support programs and services to those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS...

ASAP hosted the 12th Annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay at Vinoy Park

More than 1,000 people participated in the 12th Annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay, which began with a new Fun Run. Early reports from ASAP say they raised $135,000 and with  donations still coming in that number will climb. Click here to read the full story on Watermark...

Restaurants Donate 25% Or More To Help Those Impacted By HIV/AIDS

Tampa Bay Dining Out For Life  benefits over a thousand men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Tampa Bay. Join our team of generous restaurants, ambassadors, volunteers and diners as they give the gift of life. Read the full story at Watermark...

Dine Out. Fight AIDS

Dining Out for Life continues to receive strong support from the restaurants and residents throughout the Tampa Bay area, and particularly in Gulfport. The outreach began 24 years ago in Philadelphia to raise money for a local organization that helped people affected...

Restaurants Donate 25% Or More To Help Those Impacted By HIV/AIDS

Tampa Bay Dining Out For Life  benefits over a thousand men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Tampa Bay. Join our team of generous restaurants, ambassadors, volunteers and diners as they give the gift of life. Read the full story at Watermark...

Dine Out. Fight AIDS

Dining Out for Life continues to receive strong support from the restaurants and residents throughout the Tampa Bay area, and particularly in Gulfport. The outreach began 24 years ago in Philadelphia to raise money for a local organization that helped people affected...

Restaurants Donate 25% Or More To Help Those Impacted By HIV/AIDS

Tampa Bay Dining Out For Life  benefits over a thousand men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Tampa Bay. Join our team of generous restaurants, ambassadors, volunteers and diners as they give the gift of life. Read the full story at Watermark...

ASAP hosted the 12th Annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay at Vinoy Park

More than 1,000 people participated in the 12th Annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay, which began with a new Fun Run. Early reports from ASAP say they raised $135,000 and with  donations still coming in that number will climb. Click here to read the full story on Watermark...

Dine Out and Support HIV Services in Tampa Bay

As more people are living with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), support for care, education and prevention services is needed now more than ever. On May 19, you can help make a difference to those impacted...

Disparity with Blacks and HIV

High Rates with African Americans HIV/AIDS is taking a monumental toll on the African-American population in the U.S. There’s a major disparity with the disproportionate numbers of those who are infected and die. “Blacks account for more new HIV infections, people...

Connecting Hispanics to HIV Medical Care

HIV/AIDS Growth in Hispanic Communities While HIV/AIDS continue to affect all communities, Florida’s Hispanic population faces extreme growth rates and additional barriers to care. The Florida Department of Health reports, “The proportion of all newly reported adult...

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