Used Needlle Collection Box, Fair Oaks Clinic
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Back on July 10th, our Director of Public Relations went to pick up his bipolar medication from the Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto.
While the Health Center used to dispense medications, this had been taken over by Anchor Pharmacy in Redwood City about two years ago, creating a potential hardship for our Public Relations Director and other impoverished East Palo Alto residents.
To express his elation, and slip in a few words about two planks of DSBE's lobbying efforts, he wrote the following letter on a comment form which was entitled "Ravenswood Cares."
"1. I want to commend the Center's Board of Directors and Executive Staff for bringing prescription dispensary back to East Palo Alto. For some of us, including myself, getting to Anchor Pharmacy has been a logistical hardship -- particularly when our City's shuttle did not have a route reaching there (personally, I walked from town and back to be certain my prescription for Divalproex ER was filled.)
"2. Please put me in touch with the best person or people in your organization with whom I may lobby for the inclusion of an unused medications and a used needles disposal facility in your planned new clinic."
This morning, as he sat down to lunch at the "company lunchroom" of St. Anthony's Dining Room in Menlo Park, he was phoned by Kitty Benedict on behalf of the Clinic so she could better understand his points.
DSBE would like to again thank the Ravenswood Family Health Center for taking its suggestions seriously, and looks forwards to continuing its lobbying efforts at realizing both an unused medication and used needles collection facilities to be included in the planned renovation of the Clinic for the better health of our community and environment.