A Public Health Nurse provides skilled nursing services to individuals and families through referrals from IHS and other Tribal outreach programs. Nursing services include assessment, counseling, teaching and follow-up by way of home visits, individual and group conferences. Also provides direct health education and activities for individuals and groups. Goal is to improve the quality of life and increase the healthy life span of Tribal members. Certified CPR, first Aid and HIV/AIDS trainer.
Maternal Support Services (MSS) through public health nurses and CHR's provide case management and maternity support services to assist Medicaid eligible pregnant women to access medical care and provide preventative health services to promote a healthy birth outcome. Services of a psychosocial worker and dietitian are also available.
Community Health Representatives assist Indian Health Services in delivering health knowledge to help individuals achieve a state of well-being. We do this by providing health education, disease prevention information a by referring clients to the proper resources.
Transportation is provided for eligible clients to medical appointments.
Through a Tobacco Coordinator, multiple educational activities are provided to prevent youth and community from initiating tobacco use. Coalitions of youth volunteers are empowered to be tobacco control advocates presenting to children on the effects tobacco has on youth and adults. Up-to-date information on the adverse health effects of tobacco smoke and general information is available.