Page 5 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - October 2014
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USDA Food Distribution Dates Health Coaching Training Enhancing Patient Care Pickup is at the Community Center from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM The Chehalis Tribe was awarded a grant from knowledge, skills, tools, and confdence to Indian Health Service to provide a Health become active participants in their own care. October 23 Coaching training to the SDPI program staff. „ Health coaches help patients set their own November 20 This training took place on Thursday and Friday, health goals and then support their efforts to September 23 and 24. The training was lead December 16 by Denise Ernst, PhD. Participants from the achieve these goals. Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center and SDPI staff The entire group practiced the health coaching If you, or a member of your household, are from Shoalwater, Skokomish and Squaxin tribal model and will continue to learn and stay enrolled in a federally recognized tribe, or you clinics were in attendance. active in health coaching. Every one thought live within the reservation boundaries of the the training was good and useful. We thank the Chehalis, Nisqually, Skokomish, Squaxin Island, What is Health Coaching? Indian Health Service for providing this training or Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribes you may be and funding. eligible. There have been recent changes enacted „ Health coaching helps patients gain the by the USDA that make it much easier to qualify. Please call the SPIPA Food Distribution Warehouse at 360-438-4216 . Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM and one of our staff will be happy to assist you in applying for this program. WIC Program Thursday, November 6 WIC 9:30 - 12:00 Noon Thursday, December 4 9:30 - 12:00 Noon SDPI staff attended the IHS Health Coaching training at the Eagles Landing Hotel. Pictured back row (L-R) are Molly Mellon, Denise Ernst, Christina Hicks, Tanya For more information contact Brown, Melissa Grant. Front row (L-R) are LuAnne Kennedy, Traci Lopeman, Pat Deb Shortman at 306-709-1689. Odiorne, Gloria Jones October is Breast Cancer Some changes in your breast could be nipple The Chehalis Tribe is part of South Puget Awareness Month. tenderness, a lump or thickening in or near the Intertribal Planning Agency’s Native Women’s Together we can fnd a breast or underarm area, and other changes Wellness Program (NWWP). There are six tribes cure! The best way to including the size, shape, or color, or nipple that belong to the NWWP, Chehalis, Nisqually, fght breast cancer is to discharge, particularly clear discharge or bloody Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, Squaxin and have a plan that helps discharge. Most often these symptoms are not Quinault. There is a provider and outreach worker you detect the disease in due to cancer, but any breast symptom you have at all six tribes. The program pays for women its early stages. Every or notice should be reported to your health care who are eligible to be seen at each tribal clinic woman should create an early detection plan provider for earlier diagnosis and treatment. for breast and cervical screenings. Each tribal which includes: a monthly self-breast exam, a program also holds mammogram clinics. The clinical breast exam (done by your health care Breast health exams: programs also hold events to help educate the provider with your annual exam), and for women „ Monthly Self-Breast Exams (starting in your tribal communities on breast and cervical health, age 40 and up a yearly mammogram. When 20s) such as the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness breast cancer is detected early, in its localized Clinical Breast Exams (CBE) done by your walk, which is hosted by the Shoalwater Bay stage, the 5 year survival rate is 98%, that is why „ health care provider annually tribe on Saturday, October 18. it’s so important to do regular screenings. „ Mammogram starting at age 40 and up yearly If you are interested in learning more about Every woman should know the symptoms and this program, please contact Christina Hicks, signs of breast cancer. By performing a monthly „ Some cancer risk factors, like smoking, are Community Wellness Manager at the Chehalis self-breast exam, this should be done on the controllable. Some other cancer risk factors, Tribal Clinic at 360-273-5504 EXT. 1741 or same day of each month, it becomes easier to like genetics, are not. Find out more about identify any changes and abnormalities and these potential risk factors and how you can plan for should be reported to your health care provider. your healthiest life, by talking to your health care provider.    Page 5
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