Who are we?
LINQ for Life, Incorporated, was founded in 2014 to continue Arkansas’ statewide need to increase health literacy around HIV, STI and Substance Misuse and abuse, meanwhile serving as a catalyst to coordinate linkage to care services, provide innovative intervention and prevention programming while building micro-enterprises to support our efforts.
We offer peer to peer capacity building, mentoring programs and increasing HIV/STI awareness, screenings, testing, and condom distribution opportunities across the state through our impending harm reduction programming. As we expand, it is our goal to establish dynamic collaborations with national organizations, local agencies, as well as, public health entities.
It is our mission to decrease HIV/AIDS and STI while addressing other vital health disparities such as Hepatitis C and smoking in marginalized communities. Ultimately our vision is to,” create and sustain links to a greater quality of life.”
Our programs have been awarded contracts with the Arkansas Department of Health and The University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences to provide HIV Education, Training, Counseling, Testing, linkage to care outreach services. Additionally, we create and develop social media campaigns with culturally appropriate messaging to be deployed across our online platforms. It is our goal to increase access to culturally competent information and services while increasing the number of individuals aware of their status and engaged in care. Through this, we will decrease the time to viral suppression for HIV positive patients within our communities while further raising sexual health awareness to those whom we serve.
We believe in a holistic approach to HIV/AIDS/ STI education, prevention, and support.
We recognize HIV as a manageable, chronic disease.
We acknowledge the presence and impact of racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, classism and other forms of discrimination on our lives as people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Our organization is preparing to both generate and access innovative approaches aimed at increasing technical assistance and other Capacity Building Actives (CBA) to community members, partners, consumers and stakeholders throughout our service area.
LinQ for Life believes that ending the AIDS epidemic by 2020 is possible, but only by closing any gaps between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, and support services that allow individuals to remain in a care continuum. Closing this important social justice gap means empowering and enabling Arkansans to access preventive services they need.
"Decrease HIV/AIDS & STDs, while addressing other vital health disparities in marginalized communities."
"Create and sustain links to a greater quality of life.”
It is our aim to offer peer to peer capacity building, mentoring programs & increasing HIV/STI testing & condom distribution opportunities across the state. As we expand it is our goal to establish dynamic collaborations with other areas agencies as well as our public health entities.