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Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Centers Annual Health Fair

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
The Fred LeRoy Health & Wellness Center’s Annual Health Fair: A Community Gathering” continued to expand this past year with representation from the private sector and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and included, WIC, Poison Control, Domestic Violence, ICWA, Healthy Hearts, Diabetes program, Hepatitis A and B educational booth, Pharmacy, Dental, Colon and Prostate Cancer, Rollin Colon, Nebraska AIDS Project, CHS, PTN Enrollment and Cultural Department, Behavioral Health, Youth Services, Maternal Child Health/Midwifery Services, Northern Ponca Housing Authority, Environmental Protection Services, Energy Conservation, Job Empowerment, Creighton-Portion Control Education, Click-it don’t Risk-It, PEDCO, PTN Social Services and CHR. Other than the booths, children were entertained with Clowns, Face painting, Carnival Games, Indian jewelry and crafts, the Big Bouncer, to name a few. Approximately 300 people attended this year’s event. Not only was CHIPRA, a CMS-funded grant awarded to the Ponca Tribe to enroll children in the Medicaid program, able to increase their enrollment numbers , but the community gathering also allowed for more partnerships to be developed. Increasing partnerships is one of the PTN Health program strategic goals.

Age Group(s):
Infants, Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Health Education

Service Area:
Aberdeen

Keyword(s):
Health promotion and wellness

URL: http://workgroups.ihs.gov/sites/abr/ipc/Shared20Documents/201120Community20Wellness20Forum20Champions.pdf

Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
Address:
115 4th Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
United States
Email: janelle.trottier@ihs.gov
Phone: [605] 226-7474

Primary Contact Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area I.H.S.
Address:
2602 J. Street
Omaha, NE 68107
United States
Email: candys@poncatribe-ne.org
Phone: [402] 738-3176