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Eastern Shoshone Diabetes

Eastern Shoshone Diabetes Program

The Eastern Shoshone Diabetes Program was established in 1999 in response to the expressed needs of American Indian and Alaska Native governments, organizations, and the IHS for a health care program which would provide an outreach component to meet specific tribal health care needs. It was based on the concept that community members, trained in the basic skills of health care provisions, disease control and prevention, would be able to achieve the most success in effecting change in community acceptance and utilization of limited health resources.  
The program is an IHS funded, tribally contracted/granted and directed program of well-trained, community based, health care providers, who provide health promotion and disease prevention services in their communities. The Eastern Shoshone Diabetes Program activities shat be managed and carried out only by American Indian and Alaska Native governments and tribal organizations through legal (contract/grant/Cooperative Agreement (CA)) arrangements with the IHS.

Disease Prevention

  • Immunizations
  • Control of High Blood Pressure
  • Prevention and Control of Diabetes
  • Control of Toxic Agents
  • Fluoridization of Water

Provisions of Health Services

  • Health Education/Counseling
  • Monitor Client/Community
  • Case Management/Coordination
  • Emergency Care
  • Health Promotion
  • Disease Prevention
  • Transportation/Delivery
  • Translation/Interpretation

Health Promotions

  • Cessation of Tobacco Smoking
  • Reduction in the Misuse of Alcohol and Drugs
  • Improvement of Nutrition
  • Improvement in Physical Fitness
  • Family Planning
  • Control of Stress
  • Pregnancy and Infant Care

 

DIABETIC TALKS
May 14th
May 28th
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. both days
Contact: Fort Washakie Health Clinic at (307) 332-7300



EYEGLASSES FOR DIABETICS
For more information, contact:
Special Diabetes Program
(307) 332-6805