The Public Health team is extensive. CHRs
and our transporter help clients get to appointments
when needed, deliver medicines to elders, and perform
many other activities. Registered nurses and a nutritionist
educate and assist clients at work and in their homes.
Our health educator offers a variety of topics including
heart health, CPR, and safety along with organizing events
such as the local health fair.
A number of grants and programs are available through
the Public Health department. Our diabetes team aims
to identify those who have diabetes as early as possible
and to teach them to manage their diabetes. Many resources
go toward this goal including prevention and treatment
education, medical supplies, and medication. Diabetes
and foot clinics are available periodically. Maternal/child
health, and the Healthy Start program provide education
and assistance to pregnant women, new mothers, and children.
Parenting classes are available. Nutrition classes and individual consultation are available.
HIV and chronic disease counseling and education are
confidential and free of charge. Adult Immunization and
Tuberculosis testing clinics are offered. An in-house
optical program is also available free to Tribal Members,
or at cost to other Nimkee clients. Home safety information
and evaluations are available for elders also.
Our staff organizes many events during the year. The
annual health fair is held every fall for the local community. It brings a wealth of health
care information and services together to the community.
Healthy heart screenings and education are available
at this fair and the At Large health fairs are held around
the state. Every winter, Nimkee sponsors a Red Cross lood drive to help the entire community along with a
Healthy Heart breakfast on Valentines Day. Each spring
brings the Human Race 5k and Family Olympics. Summer
includes a Health fair at the Saganing reservation.