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Tribal Health and Wellness News 2012 Chehalis Tribal Health Fair “Walking with you on your path to wellness!” Services, American Cancer Society, on participating in the Susan G. WA Relay, Puget Sound Affliate Komen 3 day walk in June. Sofe of Susan G. Komen, Lewis Co. was honored with a blanket from the Breast Cancer Support Group, NWWP as a thank you for sharing Providence Hospital and Medical her story and the importance of Group, Big Brothers Big Sisters of early screening in the prevention SW Washington and many more. of cancer. One comment from a Care Medical & Rehabilitation participate, “Your guest speaker Equipment offered a “Key to on breast cancer really touched my mobility & safety in using home heart, all the girls at our table were and medical equipment”. Nisqually tearing up as she spoke about her tribal community garden gave away recovery and family, I wish her all veggie starts and offered Nettle Mint the best health.” tea. Paddle to Squaxin 2012 was also present giving information on Passport Results: The passport asked how you can volunteer at this year’s specifc health questions on the back The Health Fair attracted many venders proving information canoe journey. UW Native People here are the results: Do you smoke and resources to inspire participants to live a healthy lifestyle. for Cancer Control also had a table, or use tobacco? Yes- 40, No- 104. By Christina Hicks, Community Health Coordinator they had a tree in which participants Do you get at least 60 minutes of could write down on a leaf asked physical exercise a week? Yes- The Chehalis Tribal Health Fair colon display allowed you to walk 102, No-38. Have you ever had was held on Wed. May 9, 2012, through and see the normal colon people to identify wellness practices cancer? If so, what kind: Yes-10 at the Community Center. The as it would progress to various that they already do or would like and Cervical, Breast and Skin. to incorporate in their lives. If event was opened with a prayer stages of colon cancer, provided you were lucky you also got to sit No-135. Do you do “Preventative from Dan Gleason Sr. then the new by Northwest Portland Area Indian Screenings?” Yes- 121, No-23. Did health director Doug Wangen was health Board. There was a photo down and get a bit of a relaxation you fnd this health fair to be useful? introduced to the community. The booth (CHP) that took a portrait and with Heal & Toes Therapeutic Yes-144, No-0. health fair was well attended by then framed the photo for you. Refexology, and Massage by Julia. over 174 people to see what the Some of the comments on the health Thanks: This year’s health fair was wide variety of 56 vendors had to Some of the Chehalis Tribal fair were the impressive number of made possible by a “Community provide. programs that participated vendors and quality of the displays. Grant” from UW Native People were: CTWC, Dental, CHS, “This fair was both educational and for Cancer Control, I would like to Upon arrival to the health fair Community Transformation Grant, enjoyable which is a combination thank them for giving the Chehalis a “Passport” was issued, which Behavioral Health, Domestic that not health fairs all achieve.” Tribe this opportunity to bring all directed you to certain tables that Violence, Protective Services, this information to our tribal were highlighted at the event. Upon Law Enforcement, Housing We were treated to community. Thanks to all completion of the passport each Authority, Vocational Rehabilitation a wonderful lunch those that helped out and person earned a raffe ticket for the Program, Rez Animal Resources served at noon, baked made this a great event. door prize items. and Education, NWWP, SPIPA salmon, green Programs: Weatherization, CCCP, salad, veggies The health fair offered various Tribal Bear, Colon Health, Olympic and a roll. health related information. There Area Agency on Aging. Guest Guest speaker were free health screenings such speaker, and tribal as blood pressure checks (CTWC) Different agencies also participated: Sofe member, Sophie Sekishiro spoke or free blood sugar checks (SPDI). SHIBA, Lewis-Mason-Thurston Sekishiro about her life as There was a mobile DSHS-CSO, AAA, Healthy Communities talked about a young woman, which one could actually go inside Foundation, Volunteer Chore her life as a wife and and apply on the spot for food, Services, DSHS, Division of Child young woman, mother being medical or fnancial assistance. The Support, Personal Service Providers, wife and mother diagnosed with mobile mammogram unit (Assured Liberty Country Place, Pope’s Kids being diagnosed breast cancer Imaging) was available for women Place, Alzheimer’s Association, with breast cancer and how it age 40 and up to have a regular Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, and how it affected effected her mammogram screening. The large JDRF, Together, Paratransit her. She is planning life.    Page 5
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