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MEDICAL ADVOCACY MINISTRY

MEDICAL ADVOCACY MINISTRY

Director:Tonjua Sibley FNP-BC
Email: MAM@pilgrimrestphx.org

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What is National Nutrition Month?

Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Choices celebrates March as National Nutrition Month. The main focus of the campaign is to bring awareness to making informed food choices and developing good eating and physical activity habits. This year National Nutrition Month is all about achieving a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain a healthy E weight and reduce risk of chronic disease. Use this website to give you some tips on how you can “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle”.

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Urgent Services Resource Handout

Crisis Line 602-222-9444 Warm Line –open 24/7 602-347-1100

Recovery Innovations (for inpatient services)
11361 N 99th Ave. Ste 402 Peoria AZ 85345
602-636-4605

AZ Connections (UPC) (emergency medications)
1201 S. 7th Ave., Suite 150, (602) 416-7600

Aurora Behavioral Health clinic
6015 W. Peoria Ave Peoria, AZ 85302
623-344-4400

Quail Run Behavioral Health clinic
2545 W. Quail Ave. Phoenix AZ 85027
844-772-7771

CBI west valley Free Narcan—Sonoran Prevention Works
824 N 99th Ave. Avondale AZ 480-442-7086
480-831-7566

Suboxone services: Community Medical Services:
2301 W Northern Ave., Phoenix 602-866-9378
9449 N 90th St. Ste# 210, Scottsdale 855-203-6352

Community Bridges Central
2770 E Van Buren St. Phoenix 602-273-9999

Arizona Bridge to Recovery (ABR) 554 S. Bellview
Mesa, AZ 85204 480.649.1141

East Valley Addiction Recovery Center (EVARC) 560 S. Bellview
Mesa, Arizona 85204 480.962.7711

West Valley-Access Point & Transition Point 824 N. 99th Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323 877-931-9142

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) 230 S. 12th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.256.6945 x3057

Miscellaneous Friendly Visiting/Friendly Phoning Resources

You Are Not Alone Program (YANA)

Goodyear Police Department’s Volunteers (VIPS)
175 N. 145th Avenue, Building E
Goodyear, AZ 85338
623-882-7481

Information: Volunteers provide regular phone calls and home visits to seniors with limited support systems in GoodyearVolunteers provide regular phone calls and home visits to seniors with limited support systems in Goodyear.

Intake: Please call 623-882-7481. Registration is required. Registration form is found on their website at http://www.goodyearaz.gov/government/departments-divisions-a-z/police/volunteers-in-police-service-vips/you-are-not-alone-program-yana

WE CAN BEAT COVID-19

Register for a vaccine at no cost to you. Call 2-1-1 or visit vaccines.gov for a vaccination site near you.

With the Delta variant on the rise and many returning to in-person work, now more than everis the best time to protect yourself and your family against coronavirus (COVID-19). Get theinformation you need to make an informed decision

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

In 2021 it was estimated that*:

  • More than 14,000 women in the US were diagnosed with cervical cancer
  • Almost 4,300 deaths were the result of cervical cancer

People of color and rural residents tend to be diagnosed with cervical cancer more frequently and often at a more advanced stage. We need to do everything possible to increase awareness in these communities.

Cervical cancer is preventable and that’s something to celebrate! Two tests, that a primary care providers can administer, can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early:

  • The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer
  • The human papillomavirus (HPV) test looks for the virus that can cause cervical cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer

A primary care providers can also administer the HPV Vaccine.

The HPV vaccine protects against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancers and can cause other kinds of cancer in both men and women. It does not treat existing infections or diseases, so it works best when given before any HPV exposure. The HPV vaccination*:

  • Is recommended for preteens aged 11 to 12 years
  • Is also recommended for everyone through age 26, if they are not vaccinated already

Regardless of vaccination status, starting at 21, women should regularly get screened for cervical cancer. Encourage your patients to meet with one of our primary care providers. Schedule an appointment, empower your patients, and save lives!

Medical Advocacy Ministry

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