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Celebrate Health!

National Health Center Week – August 9 – 15, 2020

Community Health Centers: “Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future”!

Join our virtual National Health Center Week celebration!

(Website visitors get early access beginning August 1st!) 

Each day we will be shining a light on a different aspect of health and community health centers.  Check out the videos, links and downloadable resources below for great health information.   Enter our random drawings to win the featured “health prize” of the day –  check our Facebook page each day of National Health Center Week to enter or follow the “health prize” link under each date/heading below! (Random Drawing/Contest Rules are listed at the bottom of this page.)

Sunday, August 9th – Shining a Light on Care Management Services!

We open up our National Health Center Week celebration by shining a light on Care Management Services!  Click the links below to view videos explaining what a Care Manager does, the role of a Care Connector and how Community Health Workers support our patients! Other links and downloadable content are also provided.

Did you know that the Care Manager is available to all Alcona Health Center patients?  Care Managers work with patients who have chronic health conditions or those who need support with their health goals.  They work in partnership with the patient and the healthcare provider as valued members of the Care Team.  

Care Management Video – Featuring Taylor King, RN

Care Connector Video – Featuring Betty Griffin

Alcona Health Center offers our patient access to the After Hours on Call Provider on evenings, weekends and holidays.  See the link below or our website anytime for more information.  Do you need one of our refrigerator magnets with the After Hours Provider on Call information for your clinic location?  Please ask the receptionist the next time you are in!

After Hours Care

 

Community Health Worker Video – Featuring Terry Manning and Stephanie Walker

Helpful links to online resources…

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PRIZE DRAWING – Enter to win an Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor!

Monday, August 10th – Shining a Light on Behavioral Health!

Our National Health Center Week celebration continues as we shine a light Behavioral Health!  Mental health care is HEALTHCARE! Click the links below to view videos, download resources and visit relevant websites.

Physical health can impact mental health. Mental and emotional health can directly impact your physical health.  Alcona Health Center offers healthcare for all of your needs!

 

Children and Anxiety Video – Featuring Marcie Storey, LMSW

Substance Use Disorder Video – Featuring Dan Oliver, CMA

Start the conversation…

Online Resources –

MentalHealth.gov

CDC Resources for Children’s Mental Health

CDC Resources for Adult Mental Health

How do I know if I have a mental health condition? -This is a resource from the Office of Women’s Health.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 

Emotional Wellness Toolkit –

Click here for the full online resource.  Click here to download and print the checklist!

Do you want to check your knowledge?  Take this interactive Mental Health Quiz!

Feeling Stressed?  Sometimes making time for a quiet moment for yourself can help.  Going for a walk or making some art can be beneficial.

Download/Print – “Bee” Less Stressed Coloring Sheet

 

PRIZE DRAWING – Enter to win a Tranquility Weighted Blanket!


Tuesday, August 11th – Shining a Light on Nutrition for Health!

Today our National Health Center Week celebration is all about eating healthier!  Click the links below to view videos, download resources and visit relevant websites.  Did you know that Alcona Health Center offers in person and telehealth appointments with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? Or that our Care Managers can offer support to those who need help following a specialized diet due to a medical condition? Ask your primary care provider for more info!

Reducing Sodium Video – Featuring Denise Thompson, RDN

Reading a Food Label Video – Featuring Denise Thompson, RDN

Are you looking for resources for healthy recipes?  Try these sites – 

Recipe listings at nutrition.gov   Recipe listings at medlineplus.gov

 

Download/Print – My Plate Coloring Sheet

PRIZE DRAWING – Enter to win a Nutri Ninja Blender!


Wednesday, August 12th – Shining a Light on Wellness and Preventative Care!

The spotlight is on Wellness and Preventative Care today!  Click the links below to view videos, download resources and visit relevant websites.

  • For Children

Well-Child Visits and Vaccines Video – Featuring Leah Conboy, DO

 

 

  • For Adults –

Why is preventative care important? Find out more from the CDC – Why Regular Check-Ups Are Important

Download/Print – Put Your Health First (for Men) as a pdf

 

Download/Print – Put Your Health First (for Women) as a pdf

 

Adult Vaccine Quiz – What Vaccines Do You Need?

Medicare and the Annual Wellness Visit – Click Here to Learn More!

  • Suggested Health Apps

Did you know that the CDC offers interactive apps related to health?

Milestone Tracker App (Children’s Health and Development)

Health IQ (Learn more about health with this fun interactive game.)

PRIZE DRAWING – Enter to win an Amazon Fire Tablet! (Great for telehealth appointments and health apps!)


Thursday, August 13th – Shining a Light on Dental Health!

Our National Health Center Week celebration continues as we shine a light on Dental Health!  Your oral health has a direct impact on your overall health.  Click the links below to view videos, download resources and visit relevant websites.

Preventing Tooth Decay Video – Featuring Nicole Longstreet, RDH

Oral Health and the HPV Vaccine Video – Featuring Jennifer Broers, DDS

Children’s Storytime (Sugar Bug Doug) featuring Deanna Mulvhill, RDH
 Download/Print – Dental Coloring Sheet

PRIZE DRAWING – Enter to win a Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush!


Friday, August 14th – Shining a Light on Health Center Advocacy and Appreciation!

Today we celebrate Health Center Advocacy and Appreciation.  Follow the links below for more information on Community Health Centers and ways to engage your elected officials to advocate your support.

Become a Health Center Advocate – Take Action Now!  Follow the link here to to find out more about Health Center Advocacy and to use a simple form to contact your members of Congress in support of Community Health Centers.

National Association of Community Health Centers – MI Fact Sheet

MPCA – Michigan’s Health Centers Fact Sheet

National Association of Community Health Centers – Cost Effective Care

PRIZE DRAWING – Enter to win a First Aid Kit! (Because Health Centers are “First” at “Aiding” our communities!)


Saturday, August 15th – Shining a Light on Staying Active for Health!

We wrap up our National Health Center Week celebration by shining a light on the importance of staying active for health.  Whether you are working on a goal of spending less time sitting on the couch or training for a race, we’re sure to have some content here that will interest you!

Health Benefits of Exercise Video – Featuring Karen Sawmiller, PAC

 

Make a Plan to Be More Active – Click Here to Check Out an Interactive Planning Tool

How Do You Keep Your Kids on Track with Staying Active? Click Here for an Interactive Tool

Download/Print – Physical Activity Recommendations for Different Age Groups as a pdf

Young or old, beginner or someone who exercises regularly – Check out these Exercise Videos for Everyone!

PRIZE DRAWING – Enter to win an Inspire HR FitBit!

Health Prize Drawings/Contest Rules

Alcona Health Center will offer a random drawing for a health related prize for each day of National Health Center Week.  You may enter the drawing via our Facebook page or by clicking on the prize link posted under each date and heading above.  You do not need to be a patient to win.  Information collected on the entry form will only be used to contact you in the event that you are selected as a lucky winner in the random drawings.  All winners will be announced on Facebook before the end of the business day on Monday, August 24, 2020.  You may sign up for multiple prizes but will only be eligible to win once.  In the event that someone’s name is drawn more than once, the prize assigned to them will be the first prize that they were randomly selected to win. The draws will be done in sequential order, starting with Sunday.