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.

Our goals:

  • 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.

Diabetes Prevention and Lifestyle Balance

Diabetes Prevention Program and Lifestyle Balance offer 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

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 Kathy O’Gara at 966-8736 or Martha Pearson at 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 devises are available.

To contact our Safety Shop, call 966-8736 or email safetyshop@searhc.org.

WISEWOMAN Women’s Health

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.

Tobacco

SEARHC’s 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.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) 24 hours a day, seven days a week or enroll online through this secure website:  http://alaskaquitline.com/whatisATQL/

For additional information, please email tobacco@searhc.org

Traditional Foods

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.

WIC

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.

For additional information, please visit the Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka location web pages.  

WIC FORMS

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.