San Francisco Medical Society and San Francisco Dental Society to discuss support for Supervisor Scott Wiener, candidate for State Senate District 11
San Francisco, CA – (October 12, 2016) Today the San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS) and the San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS) expressed support for Supervisor Scott Wiener, candidate for State Senate District 11. The SFMS and SFDS leaders joined Supervisor Wiener at a press conference discuss their support for Wiener’s candidacy.
"Scott Wiener has a long and effective record fighting to improve our community’s health. We are proud to support him for State Senate and look forward to working with him on our joint efforts to ensure quality, accessible health care for everyone,” said Dr. Richard Podolin, SFMS. “Scott Wiener has been working hard on important health care initiatives including helping parents stay home to bond with new-borns or adopted infants, raising the tobacco smoking age, ensuring underprivileged children have access to dental care, fighting to reduce rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. We urge our community to support Scott Wiener, a health care champion.”
"Supervisor Wiener has a long and effective record working to improve our community," said Dr. Dennis Song. "His work on finance, transit and especially his support of health care initiatives position him well to serve San Francisco in Sacramento. His support for the San Francisco Children’s Oral Health Plan and related oral health initiatives demonstrates his understanding of the impact of oral health to total health. San Francisco has a goal of becoming cavity free and he understands the dental care disparities between ethnic groups and the need to improve access to low-income children in our community. He has done his homework on nutrition, tobacco use, and Type 2 Diabetes which impact not only oral health, but general health as well. The San Francisco Dental Society supports Supervisor Scott Wiener for State Senate.”
“I am proud to have the San Francisco Medical Society and San Francisco Dental society’s support. There is still so much work ahead of us and I look forward to continuing our important work together when I get to Sacramento. Together, we can help foster a healthy environment for our children, seniors and families.” said Supervisor Scott Wiener.