• NFPs and Organizations I am trying to contact

    Well-being

    Health Care Without Harm

    Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance

    Practice Greenhealth

    Greenfacts

    Callen-Lorde Transgender Clinic

    Harm Reduction Coalition

    American Diabetes Association

    World Health Organization

    Beth Israel Medical Center (Hospice)

    Cabrini House (Hospice)

    Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    Also researching Needle Exchange Groups in NYC (thanks Shana)

    So far no one will answer me. I have also been researching medical companies that manufacture medical equipment, hospital take back programs, and laws that require certain types of disposal conduct.

    Here are some interesting facts that I found:

    Approximately 7.2 million people in the US require some form of home health care.

    Almost two-thirds of home health care recipients are over age 65.

    Conditions requiring home health care most frequently include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension.

    Hospital stays have been shortened considerably, starting in the 1980s with the advent of the diagnosis-related group (DRG) reimbursement system as part of a continuing effort to reduce healthcare costs. But as a result, many patients come home "quicker and sicker," and in need of some form of care or help that family or friends may not be able to offer.

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