Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recap of Past Events

AAHI Community,

These past two weeks we have had a few events in the community:

On Tuesday, November 29, we celebrated Native American Heritage Month and attended the American Indian Heritage Day Pow-Wow and Health Fair. This event was held at Holy Cross Hospital. We provided health education on various topics and conducted bone density screenings. We thank the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, Holy Cross Hospital, and our Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance Partners for working on this event!
11-29-11 American Indian Pow-Wow & Health Fair

On Saturday, December 10, we worked with the Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) to coordinate the results and vaccination round one as a part of the comprehensive Active Care and Treatment (A.C.T.) of Hepatitis B in the Korean Community Project. At this event, community members participated in a health lecture, received one-on-one consultations with physicians regarding their results, and had the opportunity to receive a free vaccination if they were in need of one. We thank our partners and volunteers at KCSC, our volunteer physicians, and our Health Promoter team for making this such success!
12-10-11 KCSC ACT Hep B Results Day

On Tuesday, December 13, we worked with a dental hygienist with Montgomery County, to provide a training to our Health Promoters on Oral Health and Hygiene. The informative training provided an overview of oral health conditions such as cavities, gingivitis, and periodontists, and discussed methods of maintaining proper oral hygiene and preventing oral health disease. We thank Verna Richardson, RDH, MS, for this helpful training!
12-13-11 Health Promoter Training: Oral Health

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