Health Promotion

SEARHC offers a variety of programs that work to build healthier communities by identify and filling unmet health care needs, and by assisting with public policy, education and problem solving for community health issues. These programs help SEARHC build partnerships that create health-minded government, schools, workplaces, homes and individuals.

Please click on a link below for more information about an individual Health Promotion Program.
 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Program - identifies patients at high risk for colorectal cancer and works with medical providers and Southeast Alaska communities to get patients in for colonoscopy screenings.
 

Diabetes Prevention Program - offers a full range of health care services for people with diabetes or those at risk, including diabetes education, nutrition education and visiting medical specialists.
 

Lifestyle Balance Program - a diabetes prevention program for Alaska Native or American Indian adults (age 18 or older) who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at high risk for diabetes.
 

Injury Prevention Program - a family and community wellness and prevention program – focused on reducing injury mortality and morbidity (elder fall prevention, motor vehicle safety, injury prevention, suicide prevention).
 

WISEWOMAN and the Breast and Cervical Health Program (BCHP) - are health screening programs for Alaskan woman, remove financial barriers preventing women from screening for cancer, and heart/cardiovascular disease (including mammograms, pap tests, breast and pelvic exams).
 

Tobacco Program - provides public education about the dangers of tobacco and secondhand smoke, promotes quitting tobacco, and works with Southeast communities, tribal groups and other organizations to design smoke-free or tobacco free policies.
 

WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) - provides nutritious foods, information on healthy eating and living, and referrals to health care – for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five. 

 

WIC Program (Breastfeeding Peer Counselor) - offers breastfeeding support and help.

 

Traditional Foods Program - offers community based activities aimed to make Alaska's traditional and customary Native foods a regular part of everyone's diet.