Page 5 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - July 2015
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Colon Health Grant Funding Ends Come Join the SDPI and SDPI CCCP Staff
Providing Tobacco Prevention to the Summer Youth Program
SPIPA’s Colon Health Grant ended on Friday, June 26, 2015. SPIPA had
the grant for 7 years, which was funded from the CDC. The grant served Friday, July 24
the five SPIPA tribes; Chehalis, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish and 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Squaxin, and it also included Cowlitz and Quinault tribes. CTCC Gathering Room

The purpose of the grant was to increase awareness of age appropriate Lunch to be Provided
colorectal cancer screenings, strengthen health care systems to provide
timely and comprehensive colorectal screenings and follow up services, Healthy Cooking
offer colorectal cancer screening services by detecting and removing Homemade Pizza
polyps (abnormal growths) before they develop into cancer, and to detect
cancer in its earliest stages so it can be treated within our seven tribal Mixed Berries
For more information contact Christina Hicks at
Each tribe had a patient navigator who provided outreach and educational 360-709-1741 or
awareness to each tribal community. During the seven years of this grant or SDPI Staff at CTWC
the program screened 82% of the tribal clinic population who were age
50 and over. The program also prevented at least 20 colon cancers in our NOTICE: Information displayed on these flyers, in email or our website calendar is subject to
tribal communities and did detect at least 2 cases of colon cancer, and the change without notice. Please refer to this flyers contact person for the latest update.
patients had the polyps or errant tissues removed.

Thank you to the tribal patient navigator’s, and the
two Colon Health Program staff at SPIPA for all
your hard work and dedication to making our tribal
communities healthier.

Christina Hicks, Community Wellness Manager,
Chehalis Tribe

Pat Odiorne, RD, CDE will talk to the Summer Youth Program about
(Women, Infants, and Children) provides
healthy foods and nutrition information “My Native Plate”

for you and your child up to age 5. WHEN: Wednesday. July 29
WHERE: CTCC Gathering Room
For appointments or questions, contact:
Deb Shortman at 360-709-1689 TIME: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Debbie Gardipee-Reyes 360-462-3227 For more information contact the SDPI Staff
or Pat Odiorne 360-709-1884
Patty 360-462-3224 Gloria Jones 360-709-1810

SPIPA main number: 360-426-3990 Christina Hicks 360-709-1741

1st Thursday each month 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM
at the Chehalis Wellness Center
(dates and times may change)

The Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center will be having a If you are due for your Annual We do have two Women Health Care Providers:
Women’s Wellness check-up, Pap test, Molly Mellon or Catherine Casey to do these exams.
Women’s Wellness Clinic Clinical Breast Exam or Mammogram
September 10 please call the clinic at 360-273-5504 All women who schedule an appointment for these
And October 22 to schedule your appointment. Or dates and get their women’s health exams will get a
ask for Christina Hicks, Community special incentive and be entered into a special drawing
Assured Imaging will also be here for Mammogram Wellness Manager at the end of the day! (The big prize, a Pendleton
Clinic on those dates, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. blanket)    Page 5
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