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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.) (Curry County)

Impact Reports | Plan Details

Plan Goals:

Youth and adults within Curry County and the surrounding area will use the knowledge gained from participation in health education programs and events to develop and/or increase positive behaviors associated with a healthy lifestyle.

Owner
Glenda A. Belcher
Related Plans
General Health and Wellness

Impact Reports

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Brain Blitz
“Brain Blitz”- Extension Clubs in form of a Leader’s Training. Participants gained knowledge in identifying potential causes of mental confusion and forgetfulness. They also discovered and practiced techniques to stimulate mental functioning, utilized memory tools and techniques to trigger memory and were able to recognize typical age-related and more serious mental functioning changes. 120 participants received this information.

Breast Screening
Agent works in cooperation with Harrington Cancer Center, Amarillo, TX, to provide reduced cost mammograms in Curry County. 42 women participated in this program in 2011. This program is promoted through letters, public service announcements on local radio stations, newspapers and bi-monthly Home Economics newsletters. Several participants throughout the years have received early detection of breast cancer because of this program and contribute this screening program for saving their lives.

A Complaint Free World
“A Complaint Free World and Making A Difference” was presented to 62 clientele . The program’s goal is to make people aware of their words and actions. It also encourages people to be more positive. You Only Get Out of Life What You Put Into It! Will It Be Positive or Negative? 50% of the participants replied they never realized how may time a day they complained.

Stressed Out
Sonja Koukel, Extension Health Specialist presented “Stressed Out” as a leader training to 12 people. In turn 120 people were presented this information at Extension Homemakers Meetings. Participants reported “I didn’t know that simple exercises could help relieve stress” and “I want to start using these exercises each morning”.

(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2011, 1:38 pm
Breast Screening
Agent works in cooperation with Harrington Cancer Center, Amarillo, TX, to provide reduced cost mammograms in Curry County. 42 women participated in this program in 2010. This program is promoted through letters, public service announcements on local radio stations, newspapers and bi-monthly Home Economics newsletters. Several participants throughout the years have received early detection of breast cancer because of this program and contribute this screening program for saving their lives.

A Complaint Free World
A Leader Training was provided to 12 Extension Homemakers along with 4 county staff on “A Complaint Free World and Making A Difference”. This program included a power point presentation and a booklet for the club leaders to take back to their respective club and presented it to approximately 152 members. The program was presented to 28 members of the First United Methodist Church in Melrose, 68 Curry County employees, and several teachers at two schools. The program’s goal is to make people aware of their words and actions. It also encourages people to be more positive. You Only Get Out of Life What You Put Into It! Will It Be Positive or Negative?
(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 27, 2010, 10:16 am
Programs provided by the agent work toward teaching health and quality of life for our clientele. Programs are provided for groups as requested. Health and general well being subjects are taught to increase their knowledge and awareness.

Breast Screening
Reduced cost mammograms were offered and received by 48 women at the Clovis Carver Library in 2008. This annual program is held in cooperation with Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo, TX. Offering this service provides a convenient opportunity to take advantage of this annual screening through a reliable provider. Participants express appreciation for this service and desire to be able to receive this health screening. Several participants throughout the years have received early detection of breast cancer because of this program and are indebted to this screening for saving their lives. Programs are advertised with personal letters and the bi-monthly Home Economics newsletter.

Stress Management
“Priorities the Key to Stress Management” was presented to 168 mothers and grandmothers at the Nazarene School. Being a mother or grandmother can be very stressful at times, therefore, this program was requested. Whether we realize it or not, our priorities are what we think about, spend money on, and spend our time on. To help eliminate as much stress in our lives as possible, we need to learn to prioritize. Participants gained information on how to set goals, plan and prioritize. Through the oral evaluation about 95% could see a need in implementing goals associated with money and time management. About 75% thought they could actually make money and time management changes in their lives with the information they received.

Adult Immunizations
This agent worked with the Curry County Health Office to present a leader training to 23 people at the Extension Office. The presentation included information on: Influenza, Measles Mumps and Rubella, Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, and Human Papillomavirus. After the presentation the Curry County Health Official gave the participants an opportunity to ask questions during a question/answer session. The participants acknowledged that they appreciated the information gained during this session.

Domestic Violence
This agent in conjunction with the Clovis Center for Domestic Violence presented a program to 15 ladies. Information booklets were distributed to approximately 120 additional women. Domestic violence is any action that causes emotional or physical harm to a household member by another in an effort to control. Abuse can be psychological or physical, and is often a combination of both. It undermines a man’s or woman’s self-worth, fills them with fear, and leaves both emotional and physical scars. The participants gained knowledge in the types of domestic violence, warning signs, the cycle of violence, and where to go for help.
(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 29, 2009, 12:20 pm
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