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Aug-09-2013

Understanding Young People’s Experience in the Workplace

Work related injuries are a serious health risk for young workers (18 to 29 years) living in urban areas. Each year there are over 250,000 documented cases of work-related injury; however, many injuries are not reported. We think that the number is closer to 700,000 annually. A young worker dies every five days in the

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Apr-02-2013

Syringe Access Program: Meeting People Where They’re At

GHS’s Syringe Access Program (SAP) strives to meet people where they’re at by using the harm reduction model to provide compassionate services to drug users who are not ready to quit. The program recognizes that there is still plenty of work that can be done with active users to reduce the harm of their drug

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Apr-02-2013

Syringe Access Program: Meeting People Where They’re At

GHS’s Syringe Access Program (SAP) strives to meet people where they’re at by using the harm reduction model to provide compassionate services to drug users who are not ready to quit. The program recognizes that there is still plenty of work that can be done with active users to reduce the harm of their drug

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Jan-16-2013

GLIDE 2013: Looking Ahead with Kristina Bautista

We continue January with GLIDE staff voices sharing their hopes and intentions for the coming year on our blog. Today’s submission comes from Kristina Bautista, GLIDE Health Services, EHR Analyst. What is your hope for our program participants this year? I hope that all humans, realize their infinite potential and lead a full and enriching

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Sep-19-2012

GLIDE Health Services: Esker-D’s Field of Dreams

GLIDE Health Services (GHS) provides high quality, comprehensive, culturally competent primary care and wellness services to the medically underserved. GHS patients are predominantly homeless or low income, racially diverse and a population that has great health disparities who would otherwise go without health care. We recently sat down with Esker-D, GHS Mental Health Manager, Nurse

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May-16-2012

Healing with Tai Chi

The GLIDE Health Services Wellness Center addresses the unique stresses of those who are homeless or marginally housed and makes a variety of alternative care accessible to all. This week, we get to know Kevin Dwyer, GLIDE’s Wellness Center’s Tai Chi instructor. What do you do at GLIDE? I am a beginning instructor in the

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Apr-16-2012

GLIDE’s Janean Reed Celebrates 25 Years in Recovery!

by Clarissa Mendiola, Donor Cultivation Coordinator Janean Reed, GLIDE Health Services Substance Abuse Case Manager, is celebrating her 25thanniversary in recovery this week, an accomplishment beyond her own imagination. “I never thought I would get to 25 years in recovery because I have always focused on living one day at a time.” When Janean Reed

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Feb-23-2012

Patricia Dennehy Receives Irvine Leadership Award

by Joyce Sood, Communications Manager GLIDE Health Services (GHS) Director Dr. Patricia Dennehy was recently awarded the 2012 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.  Out of pool of 300 nominees, Pat was one of only five to receive this prestigious award, which comes with a $125,000 gift. “I am so honored to be recognized by the

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Nov-16-2011

GLIDE Participates in the Great American Smokeout

by Brooke Finkmoore, GLIDE Health Services, UCSF MEPN UCSF nursing students have been busily making calls to clients of GLIDE Health Services who are current smokers and encouraging them to participate in an interactive smoking cessation workshop: 2:30 – 3:30pm tomorrow (November 17) in the 6th Floor Group Room. November 17th marks the American Cancer

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Nov-09-2011

It’s That Time of Year Again…

by Paul Maitland-McKinley, AmeriCorps Member, GLIDE Health Services As November moves forward it’s important to realize that we are in a time of change. Stores start to show off their beautiful holiday displays, the smell of freshly baked cookies and earthy spices is in the air. Not to mention that extra layer of clothing that

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Oct-12-2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at GLIDE

by Anna Schoenbrunner, GLIDE Health Services Americorps Vista In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’d like to share with you some news and information about a disease that accounts for 1 in 3 new cancer diagnoses in women, but is not limited to women.  In fact, in 2011 it estimated that there will

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Jul-25-2011

The Award Winning GHS 90-Day Recovery Program!

by Esker-D Ligon, NP, Behavioral Health Services Manager, GLIDE Health Services This has been an incredible year for the GHS Recovery Program. In addition to holding 2 graduation ceremonies (our biggest accomplishment to date), we have received both local and national recognition for our efforts.  In January the San Francisco Drug Court dubbed us as the

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Jun-27-2011

Tooth Travelers Bring Brighter Smiles to GLIDE!

by Steven Mach, GLIDE Health Services, SFCCC Americorps Member If you didn’t know, you may have thought that the van parked beside GLIDE was just another truck. Looking closer, you’d see that inside the van was the Tooth Travelers, a growing non-profit providing free dental services to many people with low- or no income. Through

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May-09-2011

GLIDE Women’s Health Event on May 10th!

by Yvonne Piper, UCSF Nursing Student This week is not only Mother’s Day, but is also the kick-off of Women’s Health Week. GLIDE Health Services will be celebrating women’s health on Tuesday, May 10th with an event for our clients commemorating this week. Maybe you have some questions about breast exams, mammograms, or Pap smears.

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Mar-25-2011

Experience Wellness Services at GLIDE on April 8!

by Steven Mach, GLIDE Health Services Wellness Center, SFCCC Americorps Member April 8, 2011 from 10AM-2PM will go down as a great day to experience Wellness Services here at GLIDE Health Services! The Wellness Center is opening soon, and there is no better way to bring in the new than to showcase the wellness services

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Feb-22-2011

“Poke Me”… Acupuncture at Glide

by Steven Mach, GLIDE Health Services Wellness Center, SFCCC Americorps Member As I turn the doorknob and peer into room 504 of GLIDE, the sound of Carlos Nakai’s Native American flute songs emanate from the boombox.  A crowded room at GLIDE commonly roars with commotion. Not this one.  Looking around, I see people sunken in

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Feb-22-2011

"Poke Me"… Acupuncture at Glide

by Steven Mach, GLIDE Health Services Wellness Center, SFCCC Americorps Member As I turn the doorknob and peer into room 504 of GLIDE, the sound of Carlos Nakai’s Native American flute songs emanate from the boombox.  A crowded room at GLIDE commonly roars with commotion. Not this one.  Looking around, I see people sunken in

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Dec-29-2010

Seeking a Community Advisory Board for GLIDE Wellness Center!

We want your input!  The Wellness Center at GLIDE Health Services  is developing a Community Advisory Board (CAB) for members to offer constructive suggestions to help improve, maintain and expand clinical services here at GLIDE. What? The CAB will consist of 11 members, 6 of which will be clients, so it is a client majority

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Dec-20-2010

Keep Holiday Stress in Check

by Alyse Berry, RN, GHS Wellness Center Manager Do you have tense shoulders, a stomach ‘in knots’, or are you breathing shallow?  These are common physical symptoms of stress.  When we carry stress in our bodies, we are often not even aware of it.  When we’re really stressed, we may be feeling physical discomfort but

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Dec-01-2010

Flu Prevention 101: Tips and Vaccinations at GLIDE

by Alyse Berry, RN, GHS Wellness Center Manager Flu season is here and GLIDE Health Services (GHS) Wellness Center has been busy conducting flu clinics.  The first clinic was held on October 14th at GLIDE and focused on diabetics, asthmatics and GLIDE staff.  53 vaccinations were administered.  The largest clinic this year was held on

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