Friday, June 26, 2009

WAHT hosts Well Womens Night


We hosted an open house with the young women with CYWD. Over the course of their internship we presented sexual and reproductive health workshops and presentations which culminated into this event.



Part of their experience was an acupuncture demonstration by the Clinic's volunteer Acupuncturist Arin. We all had a lot of fun.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Reproductive Freedom Day!

March 21st WAHT fellows along with several Clinic staff traveled to Sacramento to learn policy advocacy during a daylong event titled Reproductive Freedom Day.




We each prepared details which were most important to us and our community to present to one of our senators to encourage his or her support of a Single Payer healthcare system for California.



The hosts of the event were California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Jamila Harris

Today we met with mentor and co-founder of WAHT, Jamila Harris. It was fun! We learned what it was like going from volunteering at the clinic to being a medical student, and a little history of how WAHT began
It was a mini WAHT reunion.

Monday, March 16, 2009

HPPC update

March 12th members of the HIV Prevention and Planning Council voted to include Trans-men who have sex with men in the highest priority tier on the list of Behavioral Risk Populations (BRP's). It was a very emotionally charged topic, and despite a few reservations, the council almost unanimously voted to include trans men who have sex with men in the men who have sex with men BRP.

The public comment was a very powerful piece that was very effective in reminding us of our role in taking the lead in prevention efforts in the city.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Black Issues in Health






February 20th we attended the Annual Black Issues in Health Conference, moderated by our mentor, and clinic board member Rhea Bailey.

It was our first off site event as a new WAHT team, and was an incredibly moving and empowering experience. The keynote speaker of the event was Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary and the topic was Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome.

As part of our professional development we were each given Communication goals, to reach out to a persons at the event and discus the details of our program. It was a lot of fun and a lot of learning.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

HPPC

The Womens Community Clinic now has a formal representative helping with San Francisco's HIV Prevention and Planning efforts. I, Tatiana Molinar, a second year WAHT fellow became an official HIV Prevention and Planning Council (HPPC) member February 1, 2009. This year, as part of my program hours, I will be working with community members and the Department of Public Health to help the city prioritize HIV and AIDS prevention efforts.


To learn more about HPPC please visit their site here

To find out how to attend a meeting or to read minutes from a past meeting please link here




My first meeting as an official HPPC member is February 12, 2009. I look forward to representing the clinic, and keeping us all informed of the happenings in HIV Planning and Prevention efforts in San Francisco. Please stay tuned for more updates!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Obama Health Care Reform Discussion

On December 17, the Women’s Community Clinic and Planned Parenthood Golden Gate hosted an interactive community discussion to bring forth solutions to help the Obama-Biden Transition team reduce health care disparities.

18 health care providers, volunteers and community members joined us for this timely discussion. We submitted our report directly to the Obama-Biden Transition Team for consideration in their health care reform plans. It was a really amazing opportunity to sit down with a group of women.

Listen to Clinic Executive Director Carlina Hansen discuss the forum on KPOO-FM’s Focus on Women’s Health radio show

Monday, January 5, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year from WAHT and the Clinic. We have a lot planned and a lot to look forward to in this new year, but it has also been a great opportunity to reflect on what we've learned in our pilot year of the WAHT program. For now I'm excited to announce that we have two new Year I WAHT fellows who will be joining our team, Antoineisha Johnson and Mikaela Merchant. They are both incredible women and Tatiana and I are looking forward to working with them as we continue to grow the WAHT program.

Monday, December 1, 2008

We're Moving!


Next year the Women's Community Clinic and WAHT will move to a new facility located at 1833 Fillmore Street (between Bush and Sutter) in San Francisco.

This move is one of the direct ways that the Clinic and WAHT are working to better serve the women in the Western Addition. The new location, which is easier to access by public transportation and over three times the size of our current space, will allow us to expand the WAHT program to support more fellows while improving our ability to directly respond to the health care needs in the Western Addition.

The new location will have a conference room so we can host community meetings and trainings.

For more information visit the Clinic's website.

Stay tuned for updates on construction!

Anne

Friday, November 14, 2008

more workshops!

This week we hosted two workshops with the Oasis girls group Rise. We learned a lot from each other, and can't wait to work with them again!

From WAHT!




From WAHT!




From WAHT!