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April 2019

UCSF HEPATITIS C PROJECT ECHO TRAINS PHYSICIANS ON FRONT LINES OF PATIENT CARE IN REDDING Redding Rancheria

The Northstate has a higher rate per capita of Hepatitis C than the rest of California. That’s one reason the Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Systems invited the UCSF ECHO Program, Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes, to train physicians on the front lines of patient care. There was an all day session in Redding Wednesday to train primary care clinicians to manage and treat patients with Hepatitis C, which can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, and cancer of the liver with virtually no symptoms. The DeLiver Care Van was also set up at Churn Creek Health Care all day for free testing. Hepatitis C can carry a stigma, even though not all Hepatitis C patients are drug users. “It does disproportionately affect intravenous drug users, because of the route of transmission, they’re at much higher risk of being exposed to Hepatitis C, but it affects people, not just intravenous drug users, and it does affect people that may have used many, many years ago and no longer are currently using,” said Dr. Jennifer Price, a UCSF Transplant Hepatologist. Dr. Davis is the Chief of Medicine for the Redding Rancheria Tribal Health System in Shasta and Trinity Counties. He brought the UCSF team to Redding because of what he’s seen. “The counties in Northern California seem to have a higher rate of Hepatitis C. I know that one of my colleagues in Humboldt said that Hepatitis C in her clinic is more common than diabetes, which is astounding to me,” said Dr. Davis. But there is good news, in the last five years, medicines have been developed to cure almost all patients. “We have medication now that can cure the vast majority of patients with Hepatitis C. It’s pills that they have to take every day for two to three months, and that’s sufficient to eliminate the virus in more than 95 percent of patients,” added Dr. Price. The health experts say if you’re a baby boomer, it’s a good idea to have your liver checked, especially if you got a blood transfusion or a sketchy tattoo many years ago, because there was no screening for Hepatitis C back then. Article courtesy of KRCR News Channel 7


Hawaii Days Redding Rancheria

On Monday, April 8 through Friday April 12, the Redding Rancheria staff celebrated “Hawaii Week”. Events included a Hula Hoop contest, photo booths, dress up day, wacky/tie-dye day, throwback to the 80’s and 90’s, a piñata and mismatch/crazy sock day. In addition, employees were treated to snow cones, ice cream and Starbucks. Thank you to all who participated and thank you Redding Rancheria for providing an enjoyable place to work.

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HOW VACCINES STRENGTHEN YOUR BABY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM

HOW VACCINES STRENGTHEN YOUR BABY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM

MEASLES More than just a little rash

MEASLES CAN BE DANGEROUS Especially for babies and young children

Measles can lead to...

PNEUMONIA

(A SERIOUS LUNG INFECTION)

BRAIN DAMAGE DEAFNESS DEATH

ABOUT 1 OUT OF 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.

SYMPTOMS OF MEASLES RASH OF TINY RED SPOTS

(STARTS ON HEAD)

EAR INFECTION

RED EYES RUNNY NOSE

COUGHING

DIARRHEA

Your child is exposed to thousands of germs every day in his environment. This happens through the food he eats, air he breathes and things he puts in his mouth. Babies are born with immune systems that can fight most germs, but there are some deadly diseases they can’t handle. That’s why they need vaccines to strengthen their immune system. HOW VACCINES STRENGTHEN

MEASLES IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS Your child is exposed to thousands of germs every day in his environment. This happens through the food he eats, air he breathes and things he puts in his mouth. Babies are born with immune systems that can fight most germs, but there are some deadly diseases they can’t handle. That’s why they need vaccines to strengthen their immune system.

YOUR BABY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM

Vaccines use very small amounts of antigens to help your child’s immune system recognize and learn to fight serious diseases. Antigens are parts of germs that cause the body’s immune system to go to work.

30 YEARS AGO vaccines used

3,000

TODAY

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305

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antigens

to protect against

to protect against

8

14

diseases

diseases

by age two

by age two

Thanks to scientific advances, today’s vaccines can protect children from more diseases using fewer antigens. Vaccines contain only a tiny fraction of the antigens that babies encounter in their environment every day.

Your child is exposed to thousands of germs every day in his environment. Vaccines help strengthen your baby’s IMMUNIZATION. This happens the safe food he eats, air he immune system through and keep him breathes and things he puts in his mouth. POWER TO PROTECT. from vaccine-preventable diseases. Babies are born with immune systems that can fight most germs, but there are some www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents deadly diseases they can’t handle. That’s why they need vaccines to strengthen NCIRDig603 | 07/10/17 their immune system.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Here’s how it’s spread...

COUGHING & SNEEZING

LINGERING GERMS

(CAN LINGER IN A ROOM LONG AFTER A SICK PERSON HAS LEFT IT!)

MEASLES AROUND THE WORLD

Measles circulates in many parts of the world and cases can be brought into the U.S. at any time.

Vaccines use very small amounts of antigens to help your child’s immune system recognize and learn to fight serious diseases. Antigens are parts of germs that cause the body’s immune system to go to work.

30 YEARS AGO vaccines used

3,000

TODAY

vaccines use

305

antigens

antigens

to protect against

to protect against

8

14

diseases

diseases

by age two

by age two

Thanks to scientific advances, today’s vaccines can protect children from more diseases using fewer antigens. Vaccines contain only a tiny fraction of the antigens that babies encounter in their environment every day.

PROTECT YOUR CHILD

The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella. Doctors recommend that your child get 2 doses of MMR for best protection. Your child will need one dose at each of the following ages…

DOSE #1

12–15 months

DOSE #2 4–6 years

Infants 6–11 months old should have 1 dose of MMR shot before traveling abroad.

IMMUNIZATION. POWER TO PROTECT.

Learn more at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents

Vaccines help strengthen your baby’s immune system and keep him safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

IMMUNIZATION. POWER TO PROTECT. MONTH 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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TRINITY HEALTHCARE Redding Rancheria

Redding Rancheria is happy to announce that we are now offering nutrition counseling with Gavin Moloney, MS, RD, to all of our patients at Trinity Health Center. Gavin has a master’s of science in nutrition and is licensed as a Registered Dietitian.  Nutrition counseling will help you clarifying your health goals and create an individualized plan to achieve your goals.  If you are interested in this service, ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Week of the Young Child Redding Rancheria

The Churn Creek Redding Bank of Commerce branch is proudly displaying the Redding Rancheria Head Start’s art in their lobby in recognition of the Week of the Young Child! Thanks for recognizing our great children Redding Bank of Commerce. “We are thrilled to display your paper dolls. Each one is a visual representation of a child who is full of promise and potential and we are proud to support the children, their families and a thriving community.” VP Star Alfaro

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Employee of the Month

Darlene Dickerson RN Case Manager

March 2019

We are excited to announce Darlene Dickerson, RN Case Manager, as the Employee of the Month of March 2019. The following are the reasons Darlene received this award: She is one of the most compassionate and empathetic nurses. She goes above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure our patients have access to the services they need and deserve. She will push back on organizations when they don’t deliver the high level of care that she demands for our patients. She routinely makes home visits on our TM patients and advocates for their needs all the time. When we think of this person we cannot think of a more compassionate patient Advocate.

Congratulations Darlene Dickerson!!!

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Easter

Redding Rancheria The Redding Rancheria’s Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success. Families of the Tribal Members and employees of the Redding Rancheria and Win-River Resort & Casino had a great time visiting the Easter Bunny, face painting, hunting eggs and playing in the bounce house.

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2019 Earth Day Redding Rancheria

The Earth Day Event held in front of Win-River Resort & Casino was well attended. There was a variety of vendors, food and activities for the kids. We appreciate all who attended and look forward to next year’s event.

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Sponsorships Redding Rancheria

Congratulations to Mr. Virgil Baker Jr. and his bowling team for winning their league on Wednesday. The Redding Rancheria is a proud sponsor of Virgil’s bowling team and is very proud of their achievements.

2018 Wellness Award nomination for Ginger White Redding Rancheria

This person was diagnosed with diabetes a little over a year ago and knew she had to do something for her health. She tried J azzercise through our Wellness Program and loved it. She has committed herself to jazzercise 3 days a week now at 5:45am and has now completed over 100 classes. Within 10 months, her 3-month average blood sugar readings were cut in 1/2. A dramatic improvement! She has now added walking 2 miles with her sister 2 days a week and loves to kayak anytime she can. I would like to give a very big applause to the wellness award winner of 2018 Ginger White! 11


Senior Nutrition Program Redding Rancheria

Studies done by the Administration for Community Living, the Census Bureau and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger in America show how a Congregate Meal Program (Senior Nutrition) can benefit you in many ways. Redding Rancheria’s Senior Nutrition offers meals, socializing and access to community resources on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for Native American elders and their spouses. Call 242-4594 Monday through Friday if you would like more information.

Congregate Meal Programs

a value proposition Congregate meal programs Serve adults 60+ (and in some cases, caregivers, spouses, and/or younger people with disabilities)

Provide meals in senior centers, schools, churches, farmers markets, and other community settings

Population of Americans 60+

Offer healthy meals, social engagement, access to community resources, volunteer roles

Demand on the health care system will grow with the population

2016: 69 Million

Projected 2020: 77 Million Projected 2040: 102 Million

Nutrition/malnutrition have a tremendous impact on overall health and health care utilization

How the health care system benefits Participants vs non-participants Fewer ER visits leading to admissions

% 5.4 vs 10.4%

% 8.5 vs 13.7%

Fewer hospital admissions

How meal program participants benefit Higher quality diet

A healthy diet is essential to overall wellness

1 out of 2 older adults is at risk or is malnourished

80% of participants say a congregate meal program improved their health

Greater food security

Access to food is a social determinant of health

4.9 million seniors do not have reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food

54% of participants say a congregate meal supplies 50% or more of total food for the day

Increased socialization Staying connected is an important part of healthy aging

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Social isolation is linked to higher blood pressure, earlier onset of dementia, and other serious illnesses

54% of participants say their social opportunities have increased because of a meal program

Sources: ACL’s 2018 Evaluation of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Services Program Outcomes Report – Part II; U.S. Census Bureau Population Data; The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger and Feeding America’s “The State of Senior Hunger in America 2016.”

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Administrative Professionals’ Day Redding Rancheria

A big thank you to all of you!

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Redding Rancheria April 2019 Newsletter  

Redding Rancheria April 2019 Newsletter