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Community Health Services


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.