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Cultural tourism comes with unique challenges

...the catch. Hendricks, who is not Alaska Native, came to Kotzebue from Northern California in 1966 to work as a public health nurse."The real reason we are continuing to do anything in cultural tourism is for the local folks to present themselves...
Lions Club organizes free eye screening

...March 12 to provide free vision screening to elementary school children in cooperation with the school district and public health nurse. Lions use a state-of-the-art vision screener called a PlusOptix that takes a picture of the child's eye...
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...vaccinated annually against influenza.There are a few higher-risk groups for whom this is especially important, Public Health nurse Sarah Hargrave said: children under 5, especially those under 2; adults 65 and up; pregnant women and those...
Bethel school-based health center proposed

...testing, information on birth control and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.Katy Krings, a public health nurse, said such services for students would be done on a confidential basis."So they can receive the services, their...
'Mother of midwifery' in Alaska retires

...Frontier Nursing Service to provide family health services to isolated areas in the Appalachian Mountains by sending public health nurses. When she learned about nurse-midwives in Europe, she traveled to France and England to experience it firsthand...
Growing a healthy community the making are being realized, starting with building raised garden beds at local childcare centers. Local Public Health Nurse Lindy Ferguson, with AEYC-SEA's Joy Lyon and Nikki Love, as well as Lyon's and Love's husbands, helped...
Filling in the (coverage) gaps

...through a combination of Tribal health organizations and their Community Health Aide Programs, community-based public health nurses and the highest number of community health centers and federally qualified health centers per capita in the country...
Juneau Community Foundation grant supports JUMPP program

...Families & Children. The core working group includes three pediatricians, a nurse practitioner, a psychologist, a public health nurse, non-profit and state-agency social workers, medical office staff, and non-profit administrators.Over...
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...and have done so ever since," she added.Juneau Public Health Nurse Lindy Ferguson said chlamydia is common in Juneau...of services, all confidential, Ferguson said. Public Health nurses are there once a week to do family planning appointments...
Vaccination fees waived in August

...Native or any child under the age of 3 - will receive those vaccines free of charge in the month of August," said Public Health nurse April Rezendes. "All other services are on their usual sliding fee scale."For those who may have a hard time...


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