Extractions: Creating Harbors of Well-Being Do you want to make a difference in the health of your community? Well, now you can! The University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus, along with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), is beginning recruitment for the 2002-2003 Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) program. This program trains students to successfully implement health promotion and health education activities. "Learn how to work with people (youth and adults) in a wide array of health topics: exercise, healthy eating, disease prevention." Julie Sturtevant, Coffman Cove, former CWA student This is a one-year program and includes audio-conference classes; using UAS distance delivery technology, and 2 one-week residencies in Sitka. Students can earn up to 12 college credits that can be applied to the CWA certification program or other degree programs. Students will learn basic information on public health and the health issues important to Alaskans, such as tobacco, physical activity and diabetes, teaching techniques, individual behavior change and the building blocks of group and community health education. CWA students will develop the skills necessary to become a successful and confident health promoter.
FY 99 Budget Request For IHS Secretary for Aging US Department of health and Human awards grants to provide supportiveand nutrition services for American Indian, alaska Native and http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/t980225a.html
Extractions: February 25, 1998 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Administration on Aging (AoA), I appreciate this opportunity to provide some information about our program for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders. Under title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA), AoA annually awards grants to provide supportive and nutrition services for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders living in the title VI service areas. In 1997, grants were awarded to 220 American Indian and Alaska Native tribal organizations representing nearly 300 tribes, and one major organization serving Native Hawaiian elders. Grants for the current year will be awarded on April 1, 1998. The President's FY 1999 budget request for title VI of the Older Americans Act is approximately $18.5 million. Nutrition services are a major component of the title VI program. In 1995 (the most recent year for which data are available), nearly three million congregate and home-delivered meals were provided to elders participating in title VI programs. In addition to meals, other nutrition services provided included nutrition education, nutrition screening and nutrition counseling.
Extractions: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs July 10, 2002 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Administration on Aging (AoA), I appreciate this opportunity to discuss the health concerns of Native elders and to provide some information about our programs for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders. I commend this Committee's commitment to Native Americans and the support you have shown for aging issues in Indian country. Josefina Carbonell, the Assistant Secretary for Aging, has identified health promotion and disease prevention, including closing the health disparity gap for minorities, among her priority areas for the Administration on Aging. Our focus is on encouraging Americans of all ages to live healthier lives. Healthy living can prevent diseases and certain disabilities, and it can ensure that today's older persons as well as future generations not only live longer, but also better. The American Indian and Alaska Native population is quite a bit younger than the general U.S. population. According to the 2000 Census, only 12 percent of the Native population is age 55 and older, compared to over 20 percent for the general population. The life expectancy of American Indians and Alaska Natives at birth continues to be lower than that of other ethnic groups. By age 55, American Indian and Alaska Native life expectancy improves to be slightly higher than African-Americans but lower than Caucasians Thus, it is important for us to focus on healthy living throughout the life span.
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Extractions: American Indian and Alaska Native Health Care Andrea Arendt, RN, BSN According to the November 1, 2000 population estimates of the US Census Bureau, there are approximately 2,448,000 American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the United States the majority of which reside in the western portion of the country. The term Alaska Native refers to a person with Athabascan, Tsimpsian, Tlingit, Haida, Eskimo, and/or Aleut descent. American Indian refers to people who are members of the approximately 554 federally-recognized American Indian tribes in the United States. The AI/AN population is growing at a rate of 2.7% per year. An estimated two thirds of AI/AN live off the reservation and about one half live in urban areas. The AI/AN represent a small but very diverse minority that presents many unique health issues and challenges. Federal health care services for American Indians were first established in 1824 as part of the War Department. Federal policy towards Indians at that time was primarily aimed at military containment and Army physicians took measures to control the spread of infectious diseases among Indian tribes located near military posts. In 1849, military control of Indian affairs ended and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which assumed responsibility for health care, was transferred to the Department of the Interior. Health care, as well as education and other federal services, are provided to members of federally recognized tribes. These services are ensured as a result of treaties signed between the tribes and Congress, giving the federal government the role of trustee.
Extractions: State of Alaska WIC Program Directory ... Public Health Nurses Public Health Nurses are available to provide assistance with feeding issues for premature infants. They are an excellent resource especially in rural Alaska. For local information go to the AK Info Network ( www.ak.org ) and search under health - public, by district. MCH Nutrition Consultants Name Address Phone MCH Nutrition Coordinator Nutrition Services
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Extractions: "I have been going to Dr. Myers for over three years. It is worth every dime to me to be able to take my grandchild on a hike in the hills, to be free of pain and simply do so much we take for granted when we are healthy." Jean Rumble Sage Health Center, established in 1993, provides its patients with gentle, proven, personalized naturopathic Chinese health care designed around each patient's unique medical needs. Dr. Sheila Myers is a native of Bend, Oregon. Her family settled in this area in the mid 1880s. She graduated from Bend High School and then homesteaded in Alaska. Dr. Myers graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor's degree in psychology with high honors. She received her doctoral degree from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the oldest naturopathic college in the United States. She attended the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, in Portland, where she received a Masters degree in Chinese medicine. She completed a one-year residency in Portland and has been in private practice in Bend since 1993. Dr. Myers has studied in Alaska, Mexico, and continues to attend classes all over
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Extractions: For information on the Nutrition Services unit , please see http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/mcfh/programs/nutr.htm. Please don't hesitate to call if you have questions about any materials. Call Number Author Title Subtitle Date 371.90472 Schake Schakel, Jacqueline Assessment manual for preschool special education 362.292 Dorris Dorris, Michael The broken cord 618.92238 Plaut
Extractions: Nutritionist Part-time position (15-20 hours per week) provides technical nutrition services to Skagit County Community Action Agencys WIC and MSS programs. Assignments may include Whidbey and Skagit County sites, as well as satellite locations. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: According to protocols, assesses high-risk WIC/MSS participants and develop appropriate care plans. Provides referrals and technical nutrition information to physicians and other care providers as needed. Works closely with supervisor who shall coordinate other MSS, WIC, and breastfeeding assignments. Attends staff meetings, workshops, seminars, and other training meetings as appropriate. Other related duties as assigned by management. QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: Registered Dietitian, or RD-eligible. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work harmoniously with a variety of people. Well-organized and versatile. Previous WIC experience desirable, or other maternal/infant background. Spanish/English bilingual preferred, but not required.
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Extractions: San Francisco, CA My name is Leslie Mikkelsen. I am Managing Director of Prevention Institute. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be part of this very important hearing to address a serious and growing health problem in the United States. I am very enthusiastic that the Committee on Appropriations has recognized the gravity of this public health crisis and recommended significant funding to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and reduce the prevalence of obesity and overweight. I would like to share with you my perspective, gained through my work as a nutritionist and public health practitioner, on effective measures necessary to turn around the frightening statistics. There are numerous factors which influence individual food and activity choices. Changing the overall pattern of these choices requires a multifaceted approach that addresses not only individual knowledge, motivation, and skills, but also ensures the surrounding environment supports healthy behaviors. This point was driven home for me in my work as the nutritionist for the food banks of New York City and Alameda County. An important lesson for me in this work occurred after I had led a particularly successful nutrition education session with mothers of young children, sponsored by a local community agency. The group was enthusiastic and quite interested in practical guidance about how best to nourish their children. Then lunch arrived. It consisted of a microwaved "Polish" hot dog, potato chips, cup cakes, and a fruit drink. At that moment, it was clear to me why education was only one element of the strategy to change the dietary habits of these families.
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Extractions: Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Exercise Science Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His research interests include cycling performance, sports nutrition, fitness and adaptations to training. He is also interested in the interrelationships among athletic performance, nutrition, training and equipment. He served as Coordinator of Sports Sciences for the U. S. Cycling Team leading up to the Olympic Games in 1996 and was a staff member for the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Cycling Teams. He is also the author of Inside the Cyclist (Velo-news, 1984), The Two-Wheeled Athlete (Velo-news, 1986), Physiology of Cycling (Movement Publications, 1986), The Science of Cycling (Human Kinetics Publishers, 1986) and Medical and Scientific Aspects of Cycling (Human Kinetics, 1988). He has also authored or co-authored, presented or prepared numerous abstracts, brochures, charts, articles, lectures, conferences, workshops and exhibits on cycling.
Extractions: May 2001 Issue No. 71 By Patti Mitchell The WIC Program can play an important role in preventing oral health problems in women, infants, and children through its education and referral programs. The identification of oral health problems is part of the nutrition risk assessment used by local agency WIC staff to establish eligibility for participation in the Program. Depending on local priorities, WIC local agencies may provide nutrition counseling as well as classes to parents and guardians of infants and children on proper care of the gums and teeth at home and feeding practices that reduce the risk of developing nursing bottle caries and other tooth decay. Many WIC local agencies have improved the links between participants and the local oral health community through referral and networking. USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), which administers the WIC Program, and WIC state and local agency staff participated in the Head Start and Partners Oral Health Forum held September 1999. Several follow-up activities are planned to disseminate information regarding the Forum and the recommendations made in the scientific papers. For example, a working group of representatives from FNS regional offices and WIC state and local agencies around the country has been formed to provide guidance in developing materials for parents and WIC staff. These materials will be based on recommendations from the Head Start and Partners Oral Health Forum and the scientific papers on nutrition and oral health.
Extractions: The following list provides general guidance for each initiative area. It should not be regarded as an all-inclusive inventory of volunteer assignments. Literacy -establishment and expansion of literacy programs serving youth and adults. VISTA Volunteer roles might consist of such activities as tutor recruitment and training; outreach to and identification of those needing assistance; development of ESL programs for refugees; and organization and expansion of community-based literacy councils. Economic Development - research, organization and development of activities designed to generate income and enhance the economic potential of low-income urban or rural areas. Member's activities might include neighborhood economic revitalization; development and expansion of community development credit unions; housing rehabilitation and assistance in housing loan packaging; and entrepreneurial development and management training for low-income individuals attempting to enter the business sector. Unemployment - creation of opportunities for job training, jobs placement and job development with substantial private sector involvement. VISTA activities might include linking the unemployed with job training resources; developing "computer literacy" programs; setting up community job banks or job fairs; training in job-readiness and job seeking skills for low-income youth, the disabled and refugees; and developing and expanding support systems to enable low-income teenagers and single parents to seek and keep employment.
Heart Center - Providence Health System the Providence Diabetes and nutrition Center at 3065 3200 Providence Drive Anchorage,alaska 99508. Prevention Program Guidelines, Providence health System has http://www.providence.org/alaska/services/heart/classes.htm
Extractions: Heart Smart Nutrition is a fun, practical, up-to-date nutrition course. Designed to assist you in assessing your diet and lifestyle, Heart Smart Nutrition is a series of four classes which will help you select food and prepare healthy, delicious, attractive meals. Learn about heart disease risk factors, how to evaluate serum cholesterol and how to plan low-fat meals. This course includes grocery store experience and recipes. Fee is $50 per person, or $85 per couple. There is no charge for this class if you are a Providence Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehab patient. For more information, please call the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at 550-2350. Say goodbye to fad diets and learn how to manage your weight and lower your cholesterol through a health, nutrition and exercise plan. The Providence Weight Management Program is a 12-week course focusing on controlling weight through education and activity. It is designed to help you integrate healthy food and exercise habits into your daily routine. This class is taught by a registered dietitian and an exercise physiologist. The cost for this class is $340; however, the more you participate, the less you pay!
Extractions: If your child has special health care needs, then chances are you will become very familiar with the health care system in Alaska as well as providers that can assist you in caring for your child. We have a wide menu of health resources that exist in our state and it continues to grow. Your child's health care provider might be a Pediatrician, Family Practitioner, Public Health Nurse, or Community Health Aide. Some children with special health care needs benefit from programs and professionals who help with nutrition and dietary needs. In the Medical Home model of health care, the parent also remains responsible for sharing information and for seeing to it that the primary health provider is informed on all aspects of their child's care. Quick Jump to: Medical Home Public Health WIC LIFE Prgram ... Home Health THE MEDICAL HOME The Medical Home is where a child and his or her family can count on receiving the medical care they need from a health care professional they trust. It is not a building, house or hospital but rather an approach to providing quality and coordinated services. Primary health care providers and parents work as partners to identify and access all of the medical and non-medical services needed to help children with special health care needs achieve their potential. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau agree that Medical Homes consist of the following: