Tribal Local Public Health Block Grants
Program Summaries and Award Amounts for Biennium 2008-09

Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Develop materials to encourage women to receive screenings for breast and cervical cancer and to collaborate with Bois Forte Health Services community health program to provide case management for the women using health services and provide transportation as necessary. 
Priority Area: Breast and Cervical Cancer. 
Award Amount $64,500

Maternal Child Health Goal: Work with public health nurses to assess and educate families and children about immunizations, home safety, prenatal education through home visiting and monthly meetings.
Priority Area: home visiting, immunizations, home safety assessments.  
Award Amount $74,691

TAN/Home Visiting/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Goal: monthly educational meetings on oral health, nutrition, growth and development, self esteem, home visiting.
Priority Area: teen pregnancy prevention. 
Award Amount $111,436

Total Award Amount $250,627 for biennium years 2008-09
Service area(s): Bois Forte Reservation including St. Louis, Koochiching, Itasca counties
Web site: http://www.boisforte.com
Contact: Jeneal Goggleye, Tribal Health Director
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25, Nett Lake, MN 55772
Phone: (218) 757-3295
Fax: (218) 757-0222
E-mail:jgoggleye@boisforte-nsn.gov

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Reduce infant mortality and encourage healthy youth development by providing education-appropriate referral services.
Priority Areas: infant mortality and healthy youth development.
Award Amount $132,452

Maternal Child Health Goal: Provide education on MCH topics as well as home visiting to prenatal and post partum American Indian women and children. WIC is provided to eligible clients and a certified lactation consultant is available to all clients in the block grant. 
Priority Areas: WIC, parent and children education on nutrition, breastfeeding, growth and development. 
Award Amount $153,379

TANF Goal: Home visiting to discuss teen pregnancy prevention including providing educational materials. Priority Area: teen pregnancy prevention. 
Award Amount $228,837

Total Award Amount $514,668 for biennium years 2008 - 09
Service area(s): Fond du Lac Reservation including Carlton and southern Cook County
Web site: http://www.fdlrez.com/
Contact: Debra Smith, Public Health Nursing Director
Street address: 927 Trettel Lane, Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone:
(218) 878-2104
Fax: (218) 878-2198
E-mail: debsmith@fdlrez.com

Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Implement a combined approach to reducing risk factors, contributors and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and Diabetes among Grand Portage enrollees and other American Indians residing in the service area.
Priority areas: Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes                        
Award Amount $29,552

Maternal Child Health Goal: healthy family development through education and support.
Priority area: Healthy families.                                     
Award Amount $34,221

TANF Home Visiting/Health Youth Development Goal: youth mentoring program for on Grand Portage Reservation.
Priority area: healthy youth development. 
Award Amount $51,058

Total Award Amount $114,831 for biennium years 2008-09.
Service area(s): Grand Portage Reservation including Cook County
Web site: http://www.grandportage.com
Contact Michelle Backes-Fogelberg, Tribal Health Director
Street address: 62 Upper Road, P.O. Box 428, Grand Portage, MN 55605
Phone: (218) 475-2235
Fax: (218) 476-2261
E-mail: mbackesfogelberg@boreal.org

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Promote healthy lifestyle change for American Indians to reduce incidences of unintentional injuries and violence, suicide prevention education, provide counseling to participants about diabetes, and provide educational materials.
Priority area(s): violence and unintentional injuries, diabetes
Award Amount $204,449

Maternal Child Health Goal:
Priority area: Infant Mortality and Home Visiting to educate about childbirth for positive pregnancy outcomes, lactation education, doula support services and education to promote healthy lifestyles for pregnancy and early childhood.
Award Amount $236,752

TANF Home Visiting/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Goal:
Priority area: teen pregnancy prevention includes providing education on healthy lifestyle habits in schools, clinics, and communities gatherings.
Award Amount $353,225

Total Award Amount $794,426 for biennium years 2008-09.
Service area(s): Leech Lake Reservation including Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca counties
Web site: http://www.llojibwe.org/
Contact: Doris Jones, Tribal Health Director
Street address: 115 Sixth St. NW, Suite E Cass Lake, MN 56633
Phone:
(218) 335-4500
Fax: (218) 335-8219
E-mail: doris.jones@llojibwe.org

Lower Sioux Community

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal:
Priority area(s): diabetes, violence and unintentional injuries, healthy youth development, early diabetes prevention, through education and physical activity, developing positive peer relationship through organized activities.
Award Amount $32,206

Maternal Child Health Goal:
Priority area: educate about HIV/STD’s, provide parenting classes to educate about immunizations and diabetes.
Award Amount $37,294

TANF/Home Visiting/Health Youth Prevention Goal:
Priority area: educate through parenting classes about responsibilities associated with parenthood.
Award Amount $55,642

Total Award Amount $125,142 for biennium years 2008-09.
Service area(s):
Lower Sioux service area including Redwood County
Web site: http://www.lowersioux.com
 Contact: Teri Schemmel, Tribal Health Director
Street address: 39527 Reservation Hwy 1, P.O. Box 308, Morton, MN 56270
Phone:
(507) 697-6185
Fax: (507) 637-4380
E-mail: tschemmel@lowersioux.com

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Provide education and awareness to increase adult and child immunizations, reduce incidence of infant mortality and unintentional injuries and violence.
Priority area(s): immunizations, infant mortality, unintentional injuries and violence 
Award Amount: $86,104

Maternal Child Health Goal:
Priority area: infant mortality, prenatal home visits for high risk pregnancies, educate parents about post partum WIC, follow up visits for well child routine medical and dental care. 
Award Amount $99,708

TANF Home Visiting/Health Youth Development Goal:
Priority area: infant mortality, home visiting, educate in collaboration with schools about substance abuse, healthy behaviors, parenting issues and economic self sufficiency. 
Award Amount $148,761

Total Award Amount $334,573 for biennium years 2008-09.
Service area(s): Mille Lacs Reservation including Mille Lacs, Aitken, Kanabec and Pine Counties
Web site: http://www.millelacsojibwe.org/
Contact: Lisa Blahosky, Public Health Nursing Director
Street address: 43500 Migizi Drive, Onamia, MN 56359
Phone:
(320) 532-4163
Fax: (320) 532-4354
E-mail: lisab@millelacsojibwe.nsn.us

Prairie Island Sioux Community

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Organized physical activities and fitness education for community members under the guidance of a fitness trainer. Exercise is a high priority health improvement activity. All Prairie Island members are encouraged to participate in these activities.
Priority area(s): diabetes, cardiovascular disease. 
Award Amount $30,316

Maternal Child Health Goal: Physical activities will be available for children, teens and women in the Prairie Island Indian community. Trainers will work with individuals to develop individualized exercise plans addressing CV and diabetes related issues such as obesity and nutrition.
Priority area: MCH 
Award Amount $35,107

TANF/Home Visiting/Health Youth Development Goal: Organize exercise activities for teens throughout the year for individuals and group under the guidance of a fitness trainer and in cooperation with the school district.
Priority area: healthy youth development.
Award Amount $52,377

Total Award Amount $117,800 for biennium years 2008-09
Service area(s): Prairie Island Reservation (includes Goodhue County)
Web site: http://www.prairieisland.org
Contact: Ladora Mcdougle, Tribal Health Director
Street address: 1158 Island Boulevard, Welch, MN 55089
Phone:
(651) 385-2554
Fax: (651) 388-1576
E-mail: lmcdougle@piic.org

Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Assess family prenatal strengths and risks and develop an individualized prenatal care plan to reduce infant mortality.
Priority area: infant mortality
Award Amount $177,321

Maternal Child Health Goal:
Priority area: Includes WIC, nutritional services and education on smoking cessation and second hand smoke.
Award Amount $205,338

TANF/Home Visiting/Healthy Youth Development Goal:
Priority area: home visiting program provides home visiting services for families of newborn including education for pregnant women. Educational materials are also provided. 
Award Amount $306,357

Total Award Amount $689,016 for biennium years 2008-09.
Service area(s): Red lake Indian Reservation including counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Pennington, Polk
Web site: http://www.redlakenation.org
 Contact: Oran Beaulieu
Mailing address:
PO Box 249, Red lake, MN  56671
Phone:
(218) 679-3316
Fax: (218) 679-3990
E-mail: rlchs@paulbunyan.net

Upper Sioux Community

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: to educate community on breast cancer awareness and foot care for diabetes
Priority area: diabetes, breast cancer.
Award Amount $28,226

Maternal Child Health Goal:
Priority area: conduct breast cancer awareness activities including mobile mammogram services to community members, continue to collaborate with countryside public health on parenting classes, and educate parents about special needs children.
Award Amount $32,685

TANF/Home Visiting/Health Youth Development Goal:
Priority area: teen pregnancy prevention activities along with youth empowerment structured workshops for youth from two reservations.
Award Amount $48,766

Total Award Amount $109,677 for biennium years 2008-09.
Service area(s):
Upper Sioux Community includes Yellow Medicine County
Web site: http://www.uppersiouxcommunity-nsn.gov
Contact: Dinah Smith, Tribal Health Director
Street address: PO Box 147
Phone:
(320) 564-2360
Fax: (320)564-2550
E-mail: dinahs@uppersiouxcommunity-nsn.gov

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Goal: Provide community-based violence prevention activities to reduce unintentional injuries and violence in collaboration with area schools, county court systems, and tribal housing.
Priority area: unintentional injuries and violence.
Award Amount $196,874

Maternal Child Health Goal:
Priority area: Provide education related to family planning methods of choice, develop curriculum and implement parenting classes, educate parents on childhood immunizations.
Award Amount $227,981

TANF Home Visiting/Health Youth Development Goal:
Priority area: Provide learning in family environment (LIFE curriculum) meant to promote family self-sufficiency, well-being, and improved health and wellness for reservation population.
Award Amount $340,140
 
Total Award Amount $764,995 for biennium years 2008-09
Service area(s): White Earth Reservation includes Mahnomen, Becker and Clearwater Counties
Web site: http://www.whiteearth.com
 Contact: Monte Fox, Tribal Health Director
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 418, White Earth, MN 56591
Phone: (218) 983-3285 ext. 202
Fax: (218) 983-4321
E-mail: montef@whiteearth.com

Updated Tuesday, 16-Nov-2010 12:31:56 CST