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Yankton Sioux TB Grant

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

Description:
During a community wide outbreak of Tuberculosis that occurred in Wagner, SD area from 2009 through 2010, Gary was directly involved in the daunting task of ensuring that all of the diagnosed cases of TB and identified contacts of the cases were complaint with and completed taking their prescribed courses of treatment through administering Directly Observed Therapy. In addition, Gary also assisted in gathering additional patient information on those individuals who had moved from the area following their initial exposures to TB. Gary’s services within the Wagner community are not limited to TB control activities. He recently saved the life of a young boy who had served lacerated his arm during a bike accident and was bleeding profusely. Gary was able to control the bleeding and ensure that the young man received immediate medical care which included the child receiving 100 stitches.

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

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Healthcare Access

Service Area:
Aberdeen

Keyword(s):
Public Health intervention

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:
P.O. Box 828
Wagner, SD 57380
United States
Email: reynoldsgary22@yahoo.com
Phone: [605] 491-5381