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General Health (This Plan of Work can be used for health related activities NOT specific to "Physical Activity," "Youth Suicide Prevention," or "Nutrition," e.g., one-time presentations, health fairs, etc.) (Quay County)

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Plan Goals:

Increase access to health care for the residents of Quay County. Provide one-time programs to help Senior Citizens and others improve their quality of health.

Owner
Brenda Bishop
Related Plans
General Health and Wellness

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During a Hospice Cooking for One School presented a program on reducing stress and participants practiced some stress relievers. Participants learned why they need stress, but how too much stress can cause them problems. There were 7 people present.

(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2011, 2:20 pm
The Quay County MCCH Council was given the opportunity by the State Health Department to pick up a $15,000.00 grant that had been awarded to another county, but the county could not meet the requirements. One requirement of this funding, is that that hospital had to be a partner in the project and the other was the project had to address access issues. A committee had been working for several years on developing a diabetes education center staffed by a diabetes educator, but had not been able to obtain funding and billing was a large stumbling block. As the group met to look at options, the diabetes center project became the most doable option because of the short turn around in needing to be able to provide services. The two committees were merged and began meeting twice a month starting in May to design and implement a program. The group became DAWN (Diabetes and Wellness Network). The grant proposal was written and funded, a time line was developed and a fiscal agent secured. If the objectives are met in time, the funding will be continued for 4 more years. The program will be called “Steps to a Healthy Life with Diabetes.” Patients with diabetes will be seen for 3 hours by a diabetes educator over a 4 to 6 month period. The educator will work in Quay County one day a week. In the future DAWN hopes to have an additional staff person serving in a promotora position. A dietician and certified diabetes educator has been hired. A temporary location for classes had been found. The hospital will handle scheduling and billing. Service will begin as soon as the contracts are approved by higher administration. The funds from the grant will be used for startup costs, printing, teaching supplies, and coverage for those who do not have insurance. Services are planned to begin in October 2011.
(Progress towards the long-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2011, 2:20 pm
Worked with the MCCH Council to arrange for the Attorney General’s Office to bring their “Train the Trainer program to Tucumcari. The presentation was interesting and brought up the problems associated with Meth in addition to the Meth User, such as the motel contamination and meth trash. The trash was especially scary; since this community uses youth groups to do alley and highway clean ups and we have a large number of motels. Seventeen people attended the training. All reported that they learned something that they did not know and all wanted to present the information to others, but several felt that they did not have enough information to present right away. Some options of team presentations or working with law enforcement were discussed and several participants listed places that they were planning to present the information. The Extension Office offered to house extra materials for them to use for presentations
(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2011, 2:19 pm
“Disposing of Unused Medication” discussed the proper way to dispose of medications and other medical waste. There are about 24 medications that should be flushed down the toilet, the rest should be mixed in with coffee grounds or other offensive trash and disposed of in the garbage. Medications should never be thrown out in their bottles. This method reduces the chance that someone will come across the medication and take it and protects the environment. This program was provided to 3 Extension Association Clubs and reached 30 members. They were provided a quick reference handout of which drugs should be flushed or thrown away.
(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2011, 2:19 pm
Preventing Falls
Approximately 70 Extension Association members participated in this packaged program where they learned the some of the risk factors for falls and tips for preventing falls. They also learned the factor that age plays in fall susceptibility.

(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 25, 2010, 3:32 pm
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