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Hello all! Lyon-Martin is shooting a video for our fundraising campaign to help expand our services and secure the future home of the clinic, and we need your help. This is a paid opportunity!We are looking for anyone who has been part of our community and would like to share their story and discuss what “home” means to them.Filming Dates: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28thIf you’re interested in participating, please fill out our sign-up form. Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee that you will be selected for the shoot. If there are questions, please reach out to dperry@lyon-martin.org.Sign up form in bio: https://bit.ly/3xJk4QV

Hello all! Lyon-Martin is shooting a video for our fundraising campaign to help expand our services and secure the future home of the clinic, and we need your help. This is a paid opportunity!

We are looking for anyone who has been part of our community and would like to share their story and discuss what “home” means to them.

Filming Dates: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th

If you’re interested in participating, please fill out our sign-up form. Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee that you will be selected for the shoot. If there are questions, please reach out to dperry@lyon-martin.org.

Sign up form in bio: https://bit.ly/3xJk4QV
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Lyon-Martin is being honored with a Community Leadership Award in recognition of our work to reduce health inequities for transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGI) communities!! We are so excited for this event; it’s sure to be a fun evening full of heart as we celebrate Lyon-Martin’s landmark 45th anniversary, Equality CA’s 25th, and continue raising critical funds to continue the important work of securing full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ people.Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3TTHkTu

Lyon-Martin is being honored with a Community Leadership Award in recognition of our work to reduce health inequities for transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGI) communities!!

We are so excited for this event; it’s sure to be a fun evening full of heart as we celebrate Lyon-Martin’s landmark 45th anniversary, Equality CA’s 25th, and continue raising critical funds to continue the important work of securing full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ people.

Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3TTHkTu
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Visible or not, trans people are powerful and resilient. 💥We keep each other alive. ⚡️Morn the dead, fight like hell for the living. 🔥💓#TDOV2024

Visible or not, trans people are powerful and resilient. 💥

We keep each other alive. ⚡️

Morn the dead, fight like hell for the living. 🔥💓

#TDOV2024
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Lyon-Martin Community Health Services’ Board is seeking applicants for new board members!If you are a current patient who might be interested, please apply and spread the word. Heart EmojiSome cool facts about LMCHS:We are an independent nonprofit health clinic centering queer people, trans people, and cis-women’s health and wellbeing.We are a merger of two legacy SF community clinics: Lyon-Martin and Women’s Community Clinic who have served our community for decades.We provide patient centered care for those who often can’t find safe and accessible health care in other settings and are run by and for the communities we serve.Serving on the board is a really great opportunity to contribute. The clinic provides so much: primary care, sexual and repro health care including abortion, gender affirming care, mental health care, outreach services, health worker training programs and more.If you’re passionate about any of these values please consider applying! We are looking for current patients at this time. No experience is necessary though some experience with fundraising will be helpful!Link to application - https://bit.ly/3PkkJ13

Lyon-Martin Community Health Services’ Board is seeking applicants for new board members!

If you are a current patient who might be interested, please apply and spread the word. Heart Emoji

Some cool facts about LMCHS:

We are an independent nonprofit health clinic centering queer people, trans people, and cis-women’s health and wellbeing.
We are a merger of two legacy SF community clinics: Lyon-Martin and Women’s Community Clinic who have served our community for decades.
We provide patient centered care for those who often can’t find safe and accessible health care in other settings and are run by and for the communities we serve.

Serving on the board is a really great opportunity to contribute. The clinic provides so much: primary care, sexual and repro health care including abortion, gender affirming care, mental health care, outreach services, health worker training programs and more.

If you’re passionate about any of these values please consider applying! We are looking for current patients at this time. No experience is necessary though some experience with fundraising will be helpful!

Link to application - https://bit.ly/3PkkJ13
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TONIGHT! Lyon-Martin is proud to co-present this event with the Commonwealth Club!! In the wake of the release of author and activist Raquel Willis’s debut memoir, The Risk it Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation, join us for a live discussion of what collective liberation means with Bia Vieira, CEO of the Women’s Foundation California.This event will be filmed and broadcast live. Tickets available in person or online: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2024-03-11/risk-it-takes-bloom-discussion-author-raquel-willis-and-bia-vieira_____________________________________________Raquel Willis is an award-winning author, activist, and media strategist dedicated to Black transgender liberation. She has held groundbreaking posts, including director of communications for Ms. Foundation for Women, executive editor of Out Magazine, and national organizer for the Transgender Law Center. She co-founded Transgender Week of Visibility and Action and currently serves as an executive producer for iHeartMedia’s “Outspoken,” president of the Solutions Not Punishments Collaborative’s executive board, and a WNBA Social Justice Council member. Her debut memoir, The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation, was released in late 2023 by St.Martin’s Press.Bia Vieira is CEO of Women’s Foundation California, where she leads the foundation’s work to advance gender, racial and economic justice. She has served the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for more than 20 years, including senior-level positions at the Philadelphia Community Foundation and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. Originally from Brazil, she is a longtime activist in women’s, LGBTQI, Latine, immigrant, and arts and culture issues. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Bia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and anthropology and a Master’s Degree in literature and linguistics, both from Temple University. She is a recognized expert on culture change and gender, racial, and economic justice issues and is a frequent commentator on the power of women’s philanthropy. Bia resides with her partner in Oakland, CA.

TONIGHT! Lyon-Martin is proud to co-present this event with the Commonwealth Club!!

In the wake of the release of author and activist Raquel Willis’s debut memoir, The Risk it Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation, join us for a live discussion of what collective liberation means with Bia Vieira, CEO of the Women’s Foundation California.

This event will be filmed and broadcast live. Tickets available in person or online:
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2024-03-11/risk-it-takes-bloom-discussion-author-raquel-willis-and-bia-vieira
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Raquel Willis is an award-winning author, activist, and media strategist dedicated to Black transgender liberation. She has held groundbreaking posts, including director of communications for Ms. Foundation for Women, executive editor of Out Magazine, and national organizer for the Transgender Law Center. She co-founded Transgender Week of Visibility and Action and currently serves as an executive producer for iHeartMedia’s “Outspoken,” president of the Solutions Not Punishments Collaborative’s executive board, and a WNBA Social Justice Council member. Her debut memoir, The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation, was released in late 2023 by St.Martin’s Press.

Bia Vieira is CEO of Women’s Foundation California, where she leads the foundation’s work to advance gender, racial and economic justice. She has served the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for more than 20 years, including senior-level positions at the Philadelphia Community Foundation and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. Originally from Brazil, she is a longtime activist in women’s, LGBTQI, Latine, immigrant, and arts and culture issues. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Bia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and anthropology and a Master’s Degree in literature and linguistics, both from Temple University. She is a recognized expert on culture change and gender, racial, and economic justice issues and is a frequent commentator on the power of women’s philanthropy. Bia resides with her partner in Oakland, CA.
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As many of our clients are aware, on January 1, 2024, Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal and the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa suddenly ended their contractual relationship, impacting the hundreds of the clients who obtain care at Lyon-Martin and reside in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Lyon-Martin Staff have been working diligently to contract with other Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans in those counties, (Contra Costa Health Plan and Alameda Alliance Health Plan, to ensure that our clients on Medi-Cal residing in these counties may continue services at our clinic.‪We can now confidently say that we have successfully contracted with both Contra Costa Health Plan and Alameda Alliance Health Plan and are in the process of credentialing with both payers. While you still may not be able to choose us as a primary care provider if you call your health plan right now, we anticipate this being possible within the next few weeks. Until this is resolved, we anticipate the need to do prior authorization for clients using these health plans for visits at the clinic - so please give us a call to make sure your upcoming visit has been approved to avoid any billing issues.‬We understand how difficult and traumatizing this has been for many of our clients and cannot express enough distain for the medical industrial complex and how it continues to negatively impact care for our communities. That being said we do look forward to seeing you again!! 💖🩺🌈

As many of our clients are aware, on January 1, 2024, Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal and the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa suddenly ended their contractual relationship, impacting the hundreds of the clients who obtain care at Lyon-Martin and reside in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Lyon-Martin Staff have been working diligently to contract with other Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans in those counties, (Contra Costa Health Plan and Alameda Alliance Health Plan, to ensure that our clients on Medi-Cal residing in these counties may continue services at our clinic.

‪We can now confidently say that we have successfully contracted with both Contra Costa Health Plan and Alameda Alliance Health Plan and are in the process of credentialing with both payers. While you still may not be able to choose us as a primary care provider if you call your health plan right now, we anticipate this being possible within the next few weeks. Until this is resolved, we anticipate the need to do prior authorization for clients using these health plans for visits at the clinic - so please give us a call to make sure your upcoming visit has been approved to avoid any billing issues.‬

We understand how difficult and traumatizing this has been for many of our clients and cannot express enough distain for the medical industrial complex and how it continues to negatively impact care for our communities. That being said we do look forward to seeing you again!! 💖🩺🌈
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