SEARHC offers a variety of programs that work to build healthier communities by identifying and filling unmet healthcare needs, and by assisting with public policy, education, and problem-solving for community health issues.
- Prevention disease and injury through nutrition and exercise coaching, Tobacco Quit support and referrals, screening for cancer and diabetes, car seats, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition support.
- Support for those that get sick through diabetes education and case management for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
- Community health activities such as policies that protect community members from second-hand smoke, skill-building workshops for enjoying local and traditional foods, community education.
These programs help SEARHC build partnerships that create a health-minded government, schools, workplaces, homes, and individuals.
The 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. Multi-session class series are available to help anyone learn what they need to stay on track with their health goals.
Injury and Suicide Prevention Program is a family and community wellness and prevention program – focused on reducing suicide and injury with the SEARHC Helpline 877-294-0074 and safety programs.
Please contact Cass Pook at (907) 966-8736 or Martha Pearson at (907) 966-8783 for more information.
Our Safety Shop Offers limited safety items for sale to help prevent the most common injuries. Items like bike helmets, pedestrian reflection, car seats, and ice traction devices are available.
To contact our Safety Shop, call (907) 966-8736 or email email@example.com.
WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program provides health screening and patient navigation programs for Alaskan women. We remove financial barriers preventing women from screening for cancer. If necessary, the program can help women receive the follow-up care needed (including mammograms, Pap tests, breast, and pelvic exams). The WISEWOMAN program provides low-income, under-insured or uninsured women with chronic disease risk factor screening, lifestyle programs, and referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease. The priority age group is women aged 30–64 years.
For more information, please call 1-888-388-8782.
The SEARHC Tobacco Program provides public education about the harms 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.
All SEARHC campuses are 100% tobacco-free. SEARHC is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for employees, patients, residents, clients, visitors, and vendors. The use of any tobacco product, including electronic vaping devices, is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor spaces owned or leased by SEARHC including parking lots and driveways, adjoining sidewalks, and vehicles.
For free support with quitting tobacco, call 1-800- QUIT-NOW (1-800- 784-8669) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or enroll online through this secure website: alaskaquitline.com.
The Partnership for a Tobacco Free Southeast and SEARHC work to ensure safe and healthy environments where we live, work, and play for all Southeast communities.
The Traditional Foods Programs offers community-based activities aimed to make Alaska’s traditional and customary Native foods a regular part of everyone’s diet. The grant-funded programs collaborate strongly with local elders and experts to teach gathering, harvesting, and processing skills for local fish and plants. The programs also emphasize Native dance, language, storytelling, and culture.
The 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 also supports and encourages women to breastfeed by providing free education and support for successful breastfeeding, free manual, and electric breast pumps, and free support from breastfeeding peer counselors.
WIC forms are available on the State of Alaska’s website, http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/nutri/wic/participants/wicapplicationforms.asp
Additional referral forms may be needed if a face to face consult is not possible. Please contact a WIC office for more information.