White Earth Nation
Community Health Representative (CHR)
Mahnomen Health Center
123 W Monroe Ave, Mahnomen, MN, 56557-4007
Distance: 1251 Miles
Provides preventative and supplemental healthcare services
The purpose of the program is to improve the general health status of the Ojibwa people through direct home care services and patient and community health education.
* Coordination with other programs for early detection of diseases
* Advocate services - Make referrals to assist in maintaining safe and sanitary living conditions
* Transport and delivery - Assist and transport clients to medical appointments
* Interpret/Translate - Assist clients with necessary paperwork needed to obtain services, and also serve as an active link to other service providers
* Community education - Participation at community health fairs and by assisting with health screening
- Assistance with community resources
- Nutrition assessment and/or counseling
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- Native American Community
- Older adults
- People with low income
White Earth residents/members in Mahnomen County
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Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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BT-4500.6500-500Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Definition
Programs that provide transportation for medical appointments, trips from and between hospitals, to nursing homes or other special-care centers or for other non-emergency medical needs for individuals who, because of financial problems or their physical condition, are unable to use other means of local transportation. NEMT service providers are able to transport riders who require a wheelchair lift equipped vehicle with appropriate protective restraints or a van that is designed for gurney/stretcher transportation, or has other types of features to meet their safety needs.
LH-2700.2500General Health Education Programs Definition
Programs that provide information that helps the public make choices which promote personal health, prevent illness and disability, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, and support their ability to deal effectively with health problems when they arise. General health education programs provide information about a wide variety of health related topics rather than specializing in a particular area.
LH-2700.9500Wellness Programs Definition
Programs that offer individual and/or group sessions which assist participants to understand how their lifestyle impacts their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total well-being. Wellness programs are holistic and combine a variety of components which may include a general physical examination that is tailored to the individual's needs; an evaluation of the person's pattern of exercise, eating habits, sources of stress and other lifestyle elements that are potential risk factors; and the development and implementation of an individualized plan for prevention management and early intervention to optimize health and performance which may include physical fitness sessions, nutrition counseling, stress reduction techniques, biofeedback, practice in assuming responsibility for one's choices, and other specific measures for avoiding physical and mental health problems.
LH-6300.6550Personal Health Care Advocate Services Definition
Programs that help people navigate through the maze of doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance and payment systems, patient-support organizations and other components of the health care system with the objective of supporting timely delivery of quality care and ensuring that patients, survivors and families are satisfied with their encounters with the health care system. Personal health care advocates are trained health care workers, often nurses, or volunteers familiar with the health care system who work independently of any health care institution. They help patients identify specialists, coordinate appointments with providers to assure timely delivery of diagnostic and treatment services, provide "cheat sheets" of questions, and lay out the choices patients have in plain English. They may also ensure that appropriate medical records are available at scheduled appointments, accompany patients to medical appointments, arrange language translation or interpretation services, facilitate financial support and help with paperwork, negotiate insurance claims, arrange transportation and/or child/elder care, provide access to clinical trials and facilitate linkages to follow-up services. Some programs contract with employers to serve as personal advocates for employees who are ill. Others work exclusively with individuals who have specific illnesses, e.g., cancer.
YH-6000.6000Native American Community Definition
Individuals whose ethnic background and ancestry are that of the tribal, aboriginal peoples who originated in what is now the United States. Included are Native Americans who are living on or off reservations in rural and urban areas.
YR-3300Indigenous/Native Spiritual Traditions Definition
Individuals whose spiritual beliefs, moral code, ceremonies and traditions have been passed down through generations relying heavily on a central figure who serves as priest/priestess, healer, magician, diviner, the mediator between the living and the ancestors, and the repository of ancestral memories and knowledge. Central to many indigenous/native traditions is a belief that the Great Spirit created the Earth and its people. Others believe that humans came from a sky-world, that the Earth is the Mother of all life, and that plants and animals have spirits that must be respected, honored and cared for. It is a holistic concept of not only human life but also the life of the world and all things in it, both animate and inanimate, wherein all things are related and interconnected. Native spiritual and cultural traditions include a wide variety of rituals, ceremonies and celebrations including thanksgiving rituals, pipe ceremonies, potlaches (organized meeting for special ceremonies such as name-giving, birth, rites of passage, treaties and weddings), healing circles, sweat lodge ceremonies (unique events or ceremonies that take place in specially constructed lodges whose purpose is purification, healing, and thanksgiving to the Great Spirit or Creator), and pow-wow’s (gatherings for the purpose of socializing and celebrating which may feature feasts and gift-giving).
YW-8500Tribal Reservation Residents Definition
Individuals and families of Native American descent who have needs and interests in common based on living in areas recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Native Americans and governed by Native Americans.
YZ-6910Public Health Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topics of environmental health, communicable disease control, immunizations and other public health issues.