April 16, 2014: Planned Parenthood Arizona Introduces its Yuma Regional Health Coordinator
In December, Planned Parenthood Arizona announced that it would be improving the way it delivered its mission in the Yuma community. We had plans to bring on a regional health coordinator in March 2014 and we have made it happen. We would like to introduce the community to our new regional health coordinator, the work that she has already begun to do, and how the community can reach her. We will also talk about upcoming events, including Rock ‘N’ Roe later that evening.
Background: The Regional Health Coordinator is a full-time staff person who will increase our hours in the community and expand the range of community members who will benefit from our work because we will be providing information and referrals to difficult-to-access sexual health care, fostering community partnerships, engaging volunteers and activists, providing presentations, and working to promote inclusion of sexuality education in local school districts.
Planned Parenthood has always been a pioneer in delivering sexual health care and information. When we first began to provide health care in rural communities, like Yuma, we were there because access to reproductive health care was scarce. Today, with the health care market evolving and with community health centers growing, Planned Parenthood is once again pioneering a new role to focus on advocacy and education in rural communities.
November 14, 2013: Planned Parenthood Arizona has recently been made aware of a recall of Next Choice One Dose Emergency Contraception.
Due to the nature of this recall, if you purchased Next Choice with the following lots numbers and expiration date: 580974AA and 580975AA, both with the expiration date September 2014, please return to the health center where you purchased it and we will replace it.
The pharmaceutical company that makes Next Choice One Dose is doing this voluntary recall due to multiple complaints of the tablets breaking when they are pushed out of the packaging.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. In Phoenix, please call, 602. 277.PLAN (7526). In Tucson, patients can call, 520.408.PLAN (7526). And, from anywhere else in Arizona, please call, toll-free 855.207.PLAN (7526).