In December 2021, Friendship Christian Center and Third Baptist Church partnered with Color Health to bring HIV testing services to their communities. Free testing was offered at two existing COVID-19 vaccination sites, and 40% of participants opted-in to get tested. In just one week of this pilot program, Color, Friendship Christian Center, and Third Baptist Church were able to test hundreds of patients for HIV.
None of this would have been possible without a strong partnership between Color, Friendship Christian Center, and Third Baptist Church. While Color possesses the expertise and health infrastructure to deliver exceptional healthcare to diverse populations, the successful execution of on-the-ground testing programs requires local leadership and collaboration.