Patient Advocate (Community Services)
Addresses concerns, questions, complaints, and comments from the public.
Diabetes Prevention provides specialized education and care for those at risk of, or diagnosed with Diabetes. Both primary prevention (stopping the onset of Diabetes) and secondary prevention (stopping complications after Diabetes occurs) are addressed in this program. Prevention oriented programs are conducted in schools and community centers with groups of all ages in all villages. Individualized and family care for diagnosis and prevention of complications is provided in clinical settings as well as health fairs and home visits. The Diabetes prevention staff visits all villages on a periodic basis to make home visits, conduct diagnostic and care clinics, and to gather data concerning the prevalence of diabetes.
Emergency Medical Services
The EMS Department’ Paramedics / Trainers provide training for pre-hospital certification and offers continuing education including Basic First Aid and CPR classes. EMS is also an intricate part of the Northwest Arctic Borough’s Emergency Management Plan and participates in all regional and local Emergency Preparedness Drills.
Health Education staff organize health fairs and related school programs, supply education materials to teachers & community groups, and assist with preventive health training for Maniilaq employees
Unintentional injuries are a major cause of fatality in the arctic. The Injury Prevention program conducts educational and informational programs to increase public awareness of risks and prevention strategies and sell safety equipment to the public at reduced prices.
Public Health Nursing
Promoting health of tribal members and other individuals, the PHN offers well-child screening, immunizations, tuberculosis testing and follow-up treatment.
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