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Support INCITE! New Orleans Women's Health Clinic and Apothecary
07 Feb 2006
WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINIC AND APOTHECARY

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina huge gaps have been left in care provision for low-income and working class community members who may not have access to insurance but still need affordable health care.

Women particularly have been ignored by mainstream health care structures. Being the carriers of children aka the future it is imperative that this gap be filled. We are seeking to provide health care for women that promotes a holistic approach to health and understands that surrounding social realities affect physical health.

As we provide actual services, we will be promoting community based educational and preventative health programs in the forms of workshops, story circles, support groups, peer counseling, peer education, and all around self-involvement of the community in it own health. Though many women
lack access to prescription medicines, integrated health strategies, such as herbal medicines and preventative care may be able to provide people with alternatives. We do not believe that specialization, licensure and credentials should stop people from living healthy lives. That kind of community self-involvement is a necessity for people to lead self-determined lives.

We have been offered space. Now we need everything else. Due to limited access to the most basic resources, including power and near grocery stores, we understand that providing adequate care will involve some form of mobility and flexibility. We also know that eventually we will need lab capacity. However at this point we feel that this list covers the basic needs we have to get a health center up and running.

SUPPLIES REQUESTED:

OFFICE NEEDS
Car
Website
Cell phone
Clipboards
Pens
Business Cards
Folders
File Cabinet (locked)
Computer
Printer
Couches and comfy chairs
Art and other decorative items
Stapler
Paper Clips
Rubber Band
Food (for gatherings/workshops)


EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
Self-health
Vaginal Health
Reproductive Health
Diabetes
Hypertension
STDs
Drug abuse
Children's health
Prenatal health
Mental health/self help
Basic Herbal remedies
Healthy Cookbooks
Intimate Partner Violence
Nutritional Information
Lactation Information


CLINIC NEEDS
*Hand Sanitizer
*Latex Gloves/ Non-Latex Gloves
*Soap
*Tongue depressors
*Alcohol preps
*Sterile water
*Saline
*Privacy Screen
*Bandage Scissors
*Thermometers,
*Gloucometers
*Stethoscopes,
*Otoscope,
*Blood pressure cuffs
*Pearl cover 4 thermometer
*Flu shots
*Speculums
*Table
*Stirrups
*Lamp
*KY
*Wound care,
Band-aids,
Ace bandages,
Gauze,
Antibiotic ointment,
*Over the counter medication (Tylenol, etc)
Hepatitis Shots
Tetanus Shots
*Vitamins (calcium, iron, B complexes, vitamin E)
*Tissues
Clinic staple
*Pregnancy tests
*Needles
*Syringes
*Over the counter yeast infection stuff
Condoms/contraceptives
Keepers/Diva Cup/other alternatives to tampons and pads
Herbs
*Prescription Meds
*Emergency Contraceptives
*Diabetes meds
*Hypertension
*Heart medication
*Asthma medications and inhaler
*Antibiotics (broad spectrum)
*Hormones (esp. Thyroid)
*Estrogen supplements
*Birth control pills


BABY SUPPLIES
Baby bottles
Diapers
Formula
Bottles water
Breast pumps
Baby wipes
Blankness
Toys
Scale
Eye chart
Tuning Fork
Rubber Hammer
Diagnostics
Urine Dip Sticks
Hem occult Tests
Fetal Heart Monitor (portable)
Heart Monitor


CASH
Spare Money to supplement other people's workshop ideas and projects (such as a salve workshop, cooking workshop, self-examination workshop, etc.)


PROCESS
* Please send supplies to:
WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE CENTER,
c/o People's Hurricane Relief Fund Center
2226 Ursulines Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

* Please clearly write "Women's Health Center" on the outside of the box as well as on a clearly visible sheet of paper on the inside of the box.

* It would be really helpful to send materials UPS to avoid having to go to the post office at this time.

* It would also be very helpful if you could e-mail us a list of supplies sent, the date that you sent it, and, if available, a tracking number, so we can ensure that the supplies get to the health center. Please e-mail this info to incite_national (at) yahoo.com

* When we receive the supplies, we'll confirm this with you so that you know that it's all good!

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING WOMEN OF COLOR ORGANIZING IN NEW ORLEANS!
See also:
http://www.incite-national.org/
http://colours.mahost.org/
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