Promoting Health Equity
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Trillium Health is committed to upholding our mission by delivering extraordinary, affordable, equitable care and improving access to our care in innovative ways to draw more patients from all communities of people including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. There are several efforts underway:

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 exposed something that we have known for decades: racially diverse underserved communities are the most vulnerable, especially in a healthcare crisis. We have taken action to respond to the disparity in access to COVID testing and rapid treatment, particularly in BIPOC communities.

  • At the request of Monroe County, and in response to concerns about disparities in communities of color, Trillium Health set up the COVID-19 Respiratory Evaluation and Testing Area (RETA) at Monroe Avenue in just over one week. We continue to provide these services for the foreseeable future.
  • Shortly thereafter, we were asked by the Rochester Housing Authority to provide access to COVID-19 testing for residents residing in public housing. In addition, we were asked also by our partners to provide COVID-19 testing in the North Clinton neighborhood. In response, we have set up regularly scheduled testing on our Mobile Access Clinic at three affordable housing complexes and the Father Tracy Advocacy Center in the North Clinton neighborhood. We continue to form partnerships with other organizations to continue to expand access to COVID-19 testing and primary care.

In addition to COVID-19 testing, we now also provide flu shots and providing primary care on our Mobile Clinic.



Trillium Health has launched at-home services for sexual health  to increase access to our care, including telePrEP, PrEP, and testing at home for STDs/HIV for all and with a focus on young Black men who have sex with men (MSM), as we know that 1 in 2 will contract HIV in their lifetime.


C.A.R.E. Rochester Coalition

Trillium Health worked alongside community partners to establish the C.A.R.E. (Community, Action, Resources, and Education) Rochester Coalition with the Father Tracy Advocacy Center, IBERO American Action League, City Council, Scrantom Street Block Club, and other neighborhood groups to help revitalize the North Clinton neighborhood. We recognize that any encounter is an opportunity to provide multiple clinical and public health services for people who inject drugs, especially during COVID-19.


Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative

Trillium Health has partnered with Home Leasing to construct a new building on the corner of Union Street and East Avenue to provide high quality subsidized housing and care management services for individuals with housing insecurity as part of the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) grant we received from New York State.


Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)

Trillium Health provides housing assistance and related supportive services to meet the housing needs of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.


HIV Prevention and Treatment Services

Trillium Health remains designated as the western NY Ryan White provider and we continue to expand our HIV prevention and treatment services to low income individuals living with or at risk for HIV. Ryan White providers' comprehensive care approach for people living with HIV/ AIDS, results in viral load suppression, minimizing the risk of HIV transmission.  


Food Security

Our food cupboard team continues to offer a stable food supply for people in need. Once a month, patients and clients can select fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, frozen foods, and more.