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Community Health - Health Education

Community Health Services provides many education services and resources to the Fond du Lac community. See below for information about the health education programs.

Blood Drive
Community Health Representatives (CHRs) coordinate the Min No Aya Win Human Services Employee Blood Drive. The CHRs recruit up to 40 donors from the Human Services Department staff. Their commitment guarantees that blood will be available for patients in our area hospitals.

Car Seat Safety
Car seats are available for sale at a nominal rate to encourage proper child restraints. Education to review proper installation in the vehicle, as well as how to properly secure the child in the car seat is provided to each person requesting a new car seat. Changes in car seat installation are often required with different vehicles due to the variety of seat belts now used in cars. Contact the Community Health Services department for information on how to install your car seats. Car seat education and installation: Families and caregivers can receive education and purchase a car seat for a reduced cost; Car seat clinics: are offered once a month at the Perch Lake and Cloquet Fire Station. Parents and caregivers can have their car seat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician.
2022 Child Car Seat Safety Clinics Schedule | Car Seat Program

Child Birth Education
Soon-to-be parents come together in a relaxed and fun setting to learn about normal pregnancy and delivery practices. Health topics covered during the classes include: what to do when labor starts, methods to control discomfort, infant feeding, tours of the hospitals and so on.

CPR and First Aid
CPR classes are offered to community and staff on the latest life saving techniques for infants, children and adults. Course will include choking, CPR, rescue breathing, airway/breathing/circulation (ABCs) and check/call/care. First Aid is a basic course on bandaging, slings, head/neck/back immobilization, safety precautions and checking for injuries. Certifications will be given out after successful completion of the course.

Diabetes Prevention ("On the Move")
Exercise classes, food preparation classes and client information designed to promote awareness of diabetes and to prevent diabetes in people at risk to develop it. Classes are made fun through group participation and incentives. Fitness classes include yoga, stretching, weight lifting, walking and more.
Diabetes Program Site

Injury Prevention
Injuries are the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives from ages 1-44 years, and the third leading cause of death overall. The Fond du Lac Injury Prevention Program offers services to the community through education and outreach. Services include: childhood injury prevention, car seat education, pedestrian and traffic safety.
Elder Fall Prevention | A Parent's Guide to Safety

Community Nutrition Educator
The Community Nutrition Educator will assist families by providing basic nutrition education, including improving dietary quality, food security, food safety and shopping behaviors.

Personal Trainer
Certified Personal Trainers help individuals or groups increase their knowledge of exercise, fitness, and physical health. The Personal Trainers help clients find a program that fits their needs and activity levels.

Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco Cessation is designed to help you quit smoking through four one-hour individual sessions. You will learn about the challenges of quitting tobacco and ways to overcome them, so you can quit for good. The Tobacco Cessation Educator will use a carbon monoxide Smokerlyzer to help you see the immediate effects smoking has on your body, as well as the immediate benefits of quitting. Tobacco cessation aides such as nicotine patches, wellbutrin, Chantix, acupuncture, herbal remedy and self-hypnosis are available for those who are eligible. If you are interested in learning if you are eligible for these services, the Tobacco Cessation Educator can refer you to the appropriate service provider.