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Levi Kreis

11 Jun 2018

written by Cindy Matalucci

Levi Kreis at Radiant Health Centers #Stairway to the Stars event at the Ritz Carlton, Dana Point.

The Pulse is on the Red Carpet With Singer Songwriter Levi Kreis to talk about his involvement and performance at Radiant Health Centers #Stairway to the Stars Event in Orange County. The event was held at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point and raised over $750,000 to bring a comprehensive health center for the LGBTQ community in Orange County.

Levi Kreis is a country singer-songwriter and won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet.

The role introduced America to Kreis’ electrifying charisma with appearances on The View, David Letterman, and Jimmy Fallon to name a few. Kreis has self-released five albums with songs featured on Sons Of Anarchy, So You Think You Can Dance, The Vampire Diaries, and other prime time shows.

His album Liberated was released in March of 2018! We talk to Levi about opening up and talking about his divorce on this very personal album. We also talk to him about his passion and involvement with Radiant Health Centers of Orange County.

The event was MC’d by Jason Stuart and there were many celebrity guests in attendance, including Metta World Peace!

About Radiant Health Centers:

WHO WE ARE
When a patient comes into Radiant Health Centers for testing and care, they can rest assured that they will be treated with dignity, respect and above all compassion. We help anyone in need of care, and we do not discriminate.

We are passionate about health equity, and believe everyone in our community deserves high quality healthcare.

Mission
At Radiant Health Centers, our mission is to end the AIDS epidemic for men, women, and children in Orange County through HIV prevention, linkage to care and treatment, while eliminating the stigma of AIDS.

Vision
End the HIV epidemic in Orange County. Our goal is zero infections and zero stigma.

Who We Help
We have provided more than three decades of exceptional care and support to people living with HIV, along with their loved ones and are expanding our services to ensure everyone in Orange County has access to stigma-free, compassionate care. We currently offer comprehensive social services and a growing number of medical services including medical case management for people with HIV or at risk for HIV as well as free hepatitis C testing, full mental health services and nutrition support and counseling. Radiant Health Centers also offers kids programs and support groups for family and loved ones and vital education and outreach services.

How We Help
If a client is HIV positive we assign them to a social worker who connects them with a continuum of care which includes medical needs, financial and housing assistance, mental health counseling, nutrition support, peer groups and transportation. We continue to expand our medical services to ensure more people from our community have timely, compassionate access to the health services they need.

HISTORY
A small group of volunteers founded the AIDS Services Foundation (ASF) Orange County in the late summer of 1985 because people were dying, had nowhere to turn and desperately needed help. Over the years, ASF went from helping people with AIDS die with dignity and compassion to supporting people living with HIV and their loved ones with comprehensive social services and access to medical resources as well as critical prevention and educational outreach services. It grew to become the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit HIV service provider in Orange County, with a staff of committed and caring individuals, a board of directors and advisory council of highly respected community leaders, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers and generous donors.

In December 2017, ASF responded once again to the evolving nature of HIV disease and announced that it had adopted a new name and new look with the same compassion and caring.

As Radiant Health Centers, we are in a better position to eliminate HIV and create a healthy Orange County for all. Medications are available today that can prevent the transmission of HIV from HIV positive people and also protect HIV negative people when taken daily. Radiant Health Centers will be expanding its services over time to create a stigma-free environment that can bridge the gap in medical services, reach at-risk populations in our LGBT community and cut the number of new HIV transmissions each week in Orange County from six to zero through greater health equity.

Today, Radiant Health Centers helps more than 1,400 men, women, children, and families in Orange County living with or affected by HIV disease. Our social services include food, transportation, housing, emergency financial assistance, kids and family programs, support groups and HIV education and prevention services. Our medical services include medical case management, benefits counseling, mental health counseling and nutritional programs with more on the way.

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
At the end of 2016, our board, with input from staff, clients, and other stakeholders, were engaged in the process of defining a new strategic vision for the agency. The composition of this new, three-year, comprehensive strategic plan for the agency is complete and we proudly present it to you here.

There are a lot of changes happening in the world of health care right now and Radiant Health Centers intends to remain a leader in HIV prevention and care in Orange County and end healthcare disparities that impact many members of our LGBT community putting them at great risk for HIV transmission.

SERVICE CENTER

17982 Sky Park Circle, Ste J
Irvine, CA 92614-6482

17972 Sky Park Circle, Ste D
Irvine, CA 92614-6482
T: 949.809.5700
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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