December 2016—Lonnie McAdoo, Trainer, received the Community Service Award at a World AIDS Day Lowell ceremony at the Lowell Community Health Center. The award acknowledges McAdoo’s contributions to improving the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, increasing access to quality services, and advancing prevention efforts.

For more than 20 years, McAdoo has worked in the Lowell community training service providers about HIV/AIDS, enhancing services to marginalized populations, and implementing outreach strategies for hard-to-reach populations. He has worked with Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell House, United Teen Equality Center, and many other local organizations.

Currently, McAdoo trains Massachusetts addiction professionals on topics that include HIV/AIDS care integration, Harm Reduction, and Viral Hepatitis care integration, and coordinates training and support for Program AIDS Coordinators through C4’s Praxis project. He has also run programs at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, AIDS Action Committee, and Dimock Community Health Center.

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