New Generation Health Center Newsletter | Summer 2011
Nurse Whitney is new to New Generation Health Center. She works Fridays. The other days of the week she works at San Francisco General Hospital at the Women's Option Center. As a nurse practitioner she can do examinations, prescribe medications, insert IUDs and implants, and make referrals to other types of health care providers.
Not only is Whitney a great clinician but she makes GREAT chocolate chip cookies, loves her rescue dog names Otis, and is a big fan of yoga.
3 BIG things that Whitney the Healthcare Provider wishes for her patients:
1. For them to be CURIOUS. So that they are open to asking questions, finding out information, exploring their options, talking to trusted adults and supportive friends so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
2. To have ROLE MODELS in their lives so that they can reach for education and employment opportunities and healthy relationships so that they can be successful people. Whitney likes to check in with her patients about these things because she feels that everything is connected. She hopes she can be a person that her patients can come to if they need her.
3. That young people grow up in SAFE ENVIRONMENTS. She hopes her patients are able to experience love and respect from their intimate partners. Sometimes Whitney sees girls and guys in relationships where there are unhealthy dynamics. She hopes that young people can find relationships with healthy communication, mutual-respect, and the freedoms to explore themselves as individuals as a partner in the relationship.
If you want to meet Whitney, call our number 502-TEEN and make an appointment to see her.
Get Yourself Tested Campaign
NGHC rolled out a media campaign starting in April to mark STD Awareness month. The Get Yourself Tested campaign is a national campaign which seeks to improve awareness about sexually transmitted infections and options for testing. NGHC designed posters that were placed on trains and buses near our clinic. We were also on Streets Soldier radio (KMEL on Sunday nights)! If you want more information on the GYT campaign:www.GYTNOW.org
The clinic was awarded a grant by the Bothin Foundation to re-do our floors. We are all super excited to be able to make the clinic more pretty for our patients and visitors. Stop by our clinic and check out our new floors.
Fast Track for Depo-Provera — "The Shot"
The clinic will be starting a new program making it really easy to get another Depo Shot. No waits. No appointments. Starting this fall if you need another shot you can stop by and get one anytime.
We will also be able to provide you a text message reminder of when your shot is due!
Dr. Elizabeth Miller of UC Davis and the Public Health Institute are doing a study at New Generation Health Center. So far over 100 patients have agreed to complete in their survey. The researchers hope to understand how couples may have conflicts about birth control and prevent teen dating violence.
Community Thrift – Got Junk?
New Generation Health Center is now a recipient of Community Thrift donations! This means that whenever someone drops off something to Community Thrift and designate NGHC as the donor, we will receive a small portion of the proceeds. Please clean out your house and drop off your extra items at Community Thrift. Tell your friends and family. Remember to say the donation is to go to NGHC for us to get credit.
Drop off location:
623 Valencia St 94110
Drop off area is located at the garage door located on the the side alley named Sycamore Street, between 17th and 18th Sts., which can only be accessed from Mission Street (street is one way going toward Valencia St.)
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