New Generation Health Center Newsletter | Spring 2011
I have been at New Generation Health Center since it opened in its current location over ten years ago. I am a nurse practitioner, which means that I have a master's degree in nursing.
As a nurse practitioner or "NP" I can do examinations, prescribe medications, insert IUDs and implants, and I can make referrals to other types of health care providers that you may need.
My philosophy is to meet patients where they are at. What I mean is, I want patients to leave the clinic with what they came for, not necessarily what I want them to do.
My goal is to help patients reduce their risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and to help them be more healthy in all areas of their life.
I want to support healthy choices and help patients identify their strengths and what is important. I can help patients identify people who can be there for them – like your parents, teachers, aunts, grandmothers, and other mentors who are safe and supportive and who patients can trust when they need to talk.
I have a daughter and I like to tell her that she can tell me anything even if she thinks I won't approve. It is my goal to be supportive and non-judgmental. At the same time, you can count on me to be honest with you.
If you want to see Andrea, call our number 502-TEEN and make an appointment to see her.
Volunteer Clean Up Day!
NGHC and One Brick hosted another successful volunteer clean-up day this past January. NGHC was a "Day of Service" site, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King. From 9am to 1:30pm volunteers were instrumental in cleaning up the exterior of the building. They did a fabulous job pruning and weeding. They also painted the exterior of the building that unfortunately has been a target of taggers. Volunteers did some long overdue painting inside the clinic and put their creative skills to use decorating exam rooms. Thank you One Brick volunteers for helping NGHC improve its look! If you want more information on One Brick here's their link:
Get Yourself Tested Campaign:
NGHC will be rolling out a media campaign this 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 has designed posters that will be placed on trains and buses near our clinic. We also hope to get on the radio too! Look for our posters starting this April. If you want more information on the GYT campaign check out www.GYTNOW.org
Teen Dating Violence
Staff recently underwent a training by Dr. Elizabeth Miller, a physician at the University of California, Davis, who is working hard to create awareness about dating violence. While staff at NGHC are always ready to discuss sensitive issues with our patients, Dr. Miller provided NGHC staff with additional tools and information. Sometime this spring, NGHC will be a site for Dr. Miller's study which will evaluate a dating violence intervention.
New Female Condom
NGHC has been involved in educating youth about the NEW female condom. Shawna Pattison, one of our health educators, has been doing informational demonstrations about the benefits of this new condom and how to use it.
The new female condom provides one more option for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
If you want to learn more about the new and improved female condom you can check out this site: http://sfcitizen.com/blog/2011/02/14/san-francisco-launches-fc2-female-condom-campaign-female-health-company-supports-effort/
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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