PACPI Perinatal Analyst Position Now Open!

We are seeking for an individual to serve as our PACPI Perinatal Analyst. Under the direction of the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative Executive Director, the PACPI Perinatal Analyst is responsible for support of implementation repeat third trimester testing in Illinois hospitals as funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This is a part-time position (20-24 hours per week).

Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:

Oversight and Development

  • Responsible for oversight and development of implementation plans for Illinois hospital to conduct repeat third trimester HIV testing in compliance with Illinois law, in conjunction with appropriate perinatal network and hospital administrators;
  • Develop training plans and resources as requested for identified hospitals;
  • Provide assistance to hospitals, as requested, with quality assurance. Retain documentation on assistance provided;
  • Collaborate with PACPI and the 24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline to develop materials focused on reporting, screening, training and support for statewide implementation of repeat third trimester testing;
  • Collate and analyze statewide hospital survey addressing needs, strengths and issues.


  • Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and others;
  • Assist with other AFC activities as requested;
  • Protect organization’s value and manage risk by keeping information confidential;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years or more experience abstracting and analyzing hospital or clinic records

Working knowledge of hospital or public health clinic charting and record keeping

Knowledge of perinatal HIV transmission prevention strategies

Valid U.S. Driver’s license, insurance, and consistent access to an automobile

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree (MSN, MPH, MBA)

Knowledge of rapid HIV testing technologies and supplemental HIV testing algorithms

Knowledge of labor and delivery processes and flows

Knowledge of Illinois perinatal network system

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Solid Administrative ability and strong interpersonal skills required. The ability to work without close supervision, taking ownership of work activities and ensuring tasks meet PACPI and AFC’s standards.

The ability and willingness to take ownership of work activities and ensure that they are completed accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner. This includes being conscientious, committed, reliable (e.g., adhering to the attendance policy), trustworthy, and accountable for completing work activities.

Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently while staying focused on tasks and achieving goals with minimum supervision are key to success in this role.

Please go to PACPI Perinatal Analyst Chicago and reference position code PACPI PERIANA 258

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

Apply today! 




The 37th Annual Proud To Run 5k/10k is Saturday, June 23, 2018!

It’s as important as ever to unite and move ahead with purpose and pride. And most important of all, to support PACPI, a direct beneficiary!

In 2017, Proud To Run brought together over 2,000 runners, 200 volunteers, and hundreds of friends, families, and community partners.

This year, let’s gather in even greater numbers — in solidarity as a community, in gratitude to our allies, and with love for the city of Chicago. Register today to volunteer or run with PACPI:!

This year, let’s Run. Forward.







Season of Concern, the Chicagoland theatre community’s fundraising effort that provides compassionate care to people in our community who are experiencing the effects of catastrophic illness, is pleased to announce that they recently distributed a total of $80,000 to 16 Chicago-area AIDS service organizations. Grant awards are distributed annually and support a variety of essential programs and services for those in the Chicago community in need.

Season of Concern Board member, Richard Turner, chair of the Season of Concern Grants Committee, had this to say about this year’s grant recipients: “With many service providers delivering services while they struggle for financial support, Season of Concern is very pleased to be able to award these 16 grants. Our grants are modest, and we want the recipients to know that we recognize the depth and importance of their work.”

Season of Concern has awarded $5,000 to each of the following agencies:

Alexian Brothers, The Boulevard of Chicago,  CALOR,  The Care2Prevent program at The University of Chicago,  Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago,  Center on Halsted,  Chicago House and Social Service Agency,  The Chicago Women’s AIDS Project,  Children’s Place Association, Heartland Alliance,  Howard Brown Health,   Legal Council for Health Justice,   Open Door,  The Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative,  Sinai Health System and Test Positive Aware Network.

Since 1987, Season of Concern has distributed over $2.5 million to more than 35 different Chicago-based AIDS service organizations. Created by Chicago theatre artists to provide care for people in the theatre community living with AIDS-related illnesses, Season of Concern has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from generous artists and theatre patrons to benefit hundreds of people in the entertainment industry – actors, directors, designers, technicians, playwrights, stage managers – who are experiencing health-related emergencies and medical issues.

In addition, Season of Concern’s Biscotto-Miller Fund provides financial assistance to individuals in the Chicago theatre community who are experiencing a catastrophic illness or a health-related emergency or event, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS. The fund was created in 1985 to honor the memory of stage manager Tommy Biscotto and actor J. Pat Miller.  Season of Concern also gives sustaining support to the Chicago office of The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps entertainment and performing arts professionals in theatre, film, music, opera, television and dance through a broad spectrum of social, health, employment and housing programs that address their essential and critical needs. Funding provided by Season of Concern goes directly to the Chicago office of The Actors Fund Chicago, which oversees services for the entertainment community in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.


Frank Farrell Manager of Communication and Fund Raising Events
Season of Concern

Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative Receives $19,000 From Chicago Foundation for Women

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Jamie Boban, Development Manager


Chicago Foundation for Women awards more than half a million dollars to local nonprofit programs to improve women and girls’ access to health and health information, and ensure they remain free from violence.


  • Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) was awarded $19,000 for their Perinatal Enhanced Case Management program from Chicago Foundation for Women’s Health portfolio.
  • The Spring 2016 cycle at Chicago Foundation for Women awarded $731,712 in grants to 67 Chicagoland programs.
  • One of three key issue areas for Chicago Foundation for Women, the Health portfolio works with leading nonprofit and community-centered programs to ensure women and girls have access to health information and quality health care.
  • PACPI’s Perinatal Enhanced Case Management program intends to help vulnerable pregnant women who are living with HIV to have healthy newborns who are HIV-negative and establish a strong connection to a system of care for each mother and infant pair.


PACPI works to eliminate pediatric AIDS and reduce transmission of the virus from mothers to their children in Illinois. PACPI collaborates with community-based organizations and public and private institutions to create a Safety Net of Prevention so that no pregnant woman living with HIV or infant exposed to HIV falls through the cracks for care and treatment. Learn more at


About Chicago Foundation for Women: Chicago Foundation for Women is a grant making organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. To support its philanthropy, the Foundation promotes increased investment in women and girls, raises awareness about their issues and potential, and develops them as leaders and philanthropists. Learn more at

Take a stand for PACPI

More than 9 months without a state budget, PACPI continues to serve families in need despite non-payment of contracted services

PACPI has signed contracts with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) totaling more than $848,000 for high-impact treatment and prevention services for pregnant mothers with HIV.

IDPH has been a supporter of perinatal HIV prevention services for the state and has been a main source of funding for these vital programs. However, state dollars are being held hostage by our state’s leaders and this is impacting the most vulnerable women and children in our state.

If the state does not pay for these services, PACPI may have no choice but to end our programs.

PACPI executive director Anne Statton stated during an interview on Fox 32 Chicago, “[PACPI] can’t turn away women today while we still have a dollar in the bank.”

PACPI board, staff, and volunteers are fighting to continue our vital services. While we are being conservative with funds, we have had to make some cuts to our programs.

Our board of directors is dedicated to fundraising and refreshing our strategic direction, currently working on new growth strategies for future impact on Illinois women and children.

When women with HIV are connected to care, adhering to their antiretroviral regimen, and using formula, perinatal transmission risk is less than 1%, compared to 25% if the mother is not in proper treatment.[1]

Q: What makes the difference between less than 1 baby in 100 being born with HIV and 1 in 4 babies born with HIV?
A: Access to medical care, education, and social service support.

PACPI has a 99% success rate in preventing HIV transmission by working with women during and after pregnancy to access care. So far, there are no confirmed cases of perinatal HIV transmission in Illinois for 2015.

Without PACPI services, vulnerable pregnant women may transmit HIV to their infants.

All PACPI clients are low-income and 80% are African-American, a community where HIV is an epidemic. By failing to support these services, the state is ensuring that the epidemic continues.

The estimated lifetime costs of treating a child born with HIV is estimated at over $1 million. By preventing HIV transmission to an infant, PACPI helps save the state upwards of $35 million in lifetime costs of treatment each year.

PACPI services address additional conditions that complicate pregnancy and motherhood including mental illness, substance use, homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, refugee or asylee status, current or previous incarceration, child welfare involvement, and other illnesses.

The programs include enhanced case managementthe 24/7 statewide Hotline, and statewide rapid HIV testing implementation. These services are part of the CDC-commended Safety Net of Perinatal HIV Prevention in Illinois.

Take a stand for PACPI. Use your voice to save vulnerable children and families.

  1. Tell your representative that PACPI’s work is valuable to the whole state and is an investment to save lives and prevent further expenses to our health and social services system.
  2. Tell the Governor and your lawmaker to pass a responsible budget with revenue to serve Illinois citizens, not just the wealthy.

[1] CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, 2007.

PACPI is Hiring: Bilingual Perinatal Enhanced Case Manager

PACPI is hiring a bilingual Spanish Perinatal Enhanced Case Manager through the University of Chicago.

Please use this link to view the job description and to apply for the position. Requisition Number: 100095

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

PACPI Fall Social!

We admiringly thank all the guests who came out to support PACPI programs and play arcade games at the PACPI Fall Social. Even if you lost all your lives, were eaten, shot down, or terminated, it was a fun time!

Thank you to Emporium Arcade Bar for warmly welcoming PACPI and providing a raffle prize. We also thank our other raffle donors: T. and Eva Powell, Amy’s Candy Bar, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Piece Pizzeria and Brewery, and Aloha Eats.

Total raised is over $2,400! This is our first bar event and we’re grateful for the community support. PACPI is reaching out to expand our local and regional funding for women and children we serve.Social pic stitch

Raffle Winners are:
Abigail S. – Blackhawks Tickets package
Smith T. – Emporium bonanza
Edwina R. – Wine basket
Daniel J. – Hoosier Mama gift certificate
Sally K. – Amy’s Candy Bar basket


Team PACPI exceeds $10,000 goal in AIDS Run & Walk

With a goal of raising $10,000 and recruiting 30 team members, all of us at PACPI are thrilled that our team of 42 members helped raise more than $12,800 for this year’s AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, hosted by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago!

You helped us raise 128% of our goal – we could not have done this without our team members and generous donors, thank you!

Cuts and proposed cuts to the state budget in addition to the budget impasse are making it increasingly important for PACPI to reach out to private donors like you and strengthen our foundation so we can continue to serve women and families in Illinois.

The Team Donation page is open through October 31 so get in your final donations soon!

PACPI team starting walk

Team PACPI starting walk

This event helps PACPI raise money to keep our programs going so we continue to serve pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV who have few resources and need access to care to manage their HIV diagnosis during and after pregnancy. Our programs have proven results to prevent perinatal HIV transmission.

Helping women establish a connection to care helps decrease HIV transmission to their child and any future children or partners. Treatment and care can reduce the risk of perinatal HIV transmission to less than 2%, which rocks!

See more photos on our Facebook page.