The Circles of Care (CoC) Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) class graduated their first group of families! 10 students began the 3 month course and 6 completed the Friday evening classes. CoC plans to d...
By Dan Thesman. Published Monday, August 20th, 2012
West Nile virus, a mild flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes, has been reported to have been found in two testing sites in Morrow...
Umatilla County Public Health Department has confirmed another case of Pertussis, more commonly known as “Whooping Cough”. A school age child in the east end of the county was diagnosed at the beginning of the month and attended a drop-in summer reading program at Pendleton library prior to diagnosis. Anyone that attended this program during the month of July, may have been exposed. Parents are encouraged to contact their local medical provider to have their child evaluated if they have any signs or symptoms of Pertussis.
In the May the CUJ reported that Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center received funding from the State of Oregon to strengthen the health care for a vulnerable portion of our community: pregnant women and t...
People with a chronic medical condition are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Also, they may be taking medications that can worsen the impact of extreme heat. People in this ...
To participate in a local grocery shopping tour to aid in healthy purchases without breaking the bank please contact Jean Farmer at 541.278.7562. Once five or more people have signed up a tour will be...
On November 22 the employees of YTHC were able to give out 49 Thanksgiving Day Baskets (like the one pictured). This is 11 more than the original goal. Special thanks to the employees of Wildhorse Res...
National Family Caregivers Month
National Family Caregivers (NFC) Month is a time to thank, support, educate, and advocate for the more than 65 million family caregivers across the country. During NF...
Beginning 7/20/11 these programs will be in the old Nixyaawii building. Office hours are Mon-Fri from 7:30 - 4 (closed from 11:30~12:30). Call them @ 541-278-7563 or 7562 to schedule an appointment /come in on Friday walk-in day until 2:30.
Cecelia Muniz, YTHC patient visits with Certified Diabetes Educator, Valerie Conner, RD.
Valerie is a Certified Diabetes Educator who is contracted with YTHC to provide individual and group diabetes...
RWJF News Digest: Childhood Obesity
This frequently updated news digest on the subject of Childhood Obesity highlights key articles from major news publications. The digest is a free service of the R...
If you or a loved one are experiencing a problem and need immediate assistance after hours, there is help. YTHC works very closely with Lifeways and they can assist. Please call them at 1.800.435.2197. http://www.lifeways.org/
Two YTHC departments have moved their departments to a facility outside the actual clinic as of January 2011. The Behavior Health Program's Substance Abuse Prevention and the Community Health Services department have relocated their Public Health Nursing, Community Health Representative, Elder Services and other programs. The programs are now located and are settling into the former CTUIR court offices/cop shop.
A flurry of colors spun around the stage of the Pendleton High School auditorium. Bells of the jingle dresses shook to make a torrent of clicks and clatters. Girls and teenagers kicked up their heels and stayed on their toes as they danced around and around.
These were the Daughters of Tradition group of American Indian girls from Washington Elementary, taught by Sally Kosey and Pendleton High School students, including Marissa Baumgartner. The group was part of the PHS Native American Heritage Day celebration at the high school Monday night.
On November 22 over 20 students in the Washington Elementary Daughters of Tradition program donned aprons & rolled up their sleeves for cookie dough making class. This program is co-facilitated by Sally Kosey, Indian Education Coordinator at Washington Elementary & Wenona Scott, Substance Abuse Prevention Assistant at Yellowhawk.
A group of American Indians beat small hide drums and sang from a picnic table in the center of Roy Raley Park on Friday night.... It was the second annual Round-Up Round Dance. Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation began it in 2009 as an alcohol-free event. It is meant to be an alternative to other Round-Up activities where beer or liquor might be a mainstay. It also is an event to celebrate sobriety for some of those attending.
Congratulations to the Yellowhawk lab on their recent Cola Laboratory Excellence AwardÂ”!
This award signifies the labÂ’s commitment to performing quality patient testing and overall laboratory practices.
Way to go Yellowhawk Lab!!
The Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center near Pendleton offers health care
to thousands of Native Americans, some of whom travel more than 150
miles for treatment.
At the clinic, tribal members get a range of care, from sports
physicals and checkups to counseling, dental work and lab tests. But
Yellowhawk didn’t offer vision care until about four years ago, when
the clinic got a special camera. The camera loads detailed images of
patients’ eyes onto a website where ophthalmologists in Portland read
Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center has joined the growing number of health care agencies nationwide using computer software to store and manage patient health information. Known as the electronic health record (EHR) and electronic dental record (EDR).This software has the ability to organize a complete range of patient health information. Health care providers can make better decisions about patient care when they have the right information to guide them. This improves patient safety and the quality of patient care.