Sarah Cormell, MSW, APSW, SAC
(715) 349-8554 ext. 5257
The St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic takes great pride in being an Ojibwe owned and managed state of the art Health clinic that is culturally appropriate, person-centered and holistic focused on prevention. Our goal is to assist our community members in preventing the onset of disease or health issues through screening and education, stopping the disease or health issue in its tracks before it can become chronic through the best and most advanced treatments, while reducing the overall impact on the individual, the family, and our communities.
This is accomplished by modern innovations such as electronic health records and proven practices made available, such as nutrition and fitness as medical treatment and adjunct care. Our patients can feel confident receiving care from the most qualified, caring staff who utilize the most innovative and effective evidenced-based practices for optimal health.
We integrate several services to treat the whole person-through Diabetes Care, Nutrition, Fitness, Family Medical, Dental, Optical, Pharmaceutical, W.I.C., Medical Eligibility Outreach, Transportation, Honoring Our Children/Honoring Our Families, Healthy Heart, Community Health-Elder Care, Behavioral Health, Tobacco Cessation, and Minochigedaa. We also advocate at Tribal, County, State, and Federal levels to ensure that equal access to the best, quality health care is afforded as a basic human right. If we can't help pay for healthcare, we will help you find a way to obtain health coverage.
We achieve and oftentimes surpass accreditation standards and high medical quality by following core values of knowledge sharing, mutual support, and professionalism in meeting the patient's needs through best service and advocacy. We understand that best outcomes for health are reflected in prevention and wellness in the individual, family, and community.
Our hope is that you leave with an increased confidence about your hard work in prevention, complete with a blueprint for lifestyle prevention tools, supported by your health clinic team from each program as needed.
Prevention that is of the highest quality, sustainability, and growth to meet community needs are our focus. An exciting measure of growth is a remodel in 2011-2012. The remodel will increase care capacity and reflect the outstanding priority performance that is happening through our person-centered service delivery. Funding is currently being sought and we will keep you up to date!
Primary prevention is directed towards preventing the initial occurrence of a disorder through screening and adjusting lifestyles to reduce risk. Secondary and tertiary prevention seeks to arrest or retard existing disease and its effects. This is accomplished through early detection and appropriate treatment; or to reduce the chance of relapses or chronic disease. The best outcomes come from screening, identifying and changing risk behaviors in lifestyles.
prevention /prəˈven(t)SH(ə)n/ 1. The act of blocking the initial onset or occurrence, arrest the progress of, or reduce the consequences of disease" (World Health Organization, 1984).
We realize it is our obligation to the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin to provide the best tools and interventions for a balanced, healthy, quality life through prevention, whether to block the onset of diseases, stop the progress of disease, or to maintain optimal health.
We feel honored to serve you, CHI Miigwech-Gigawaabamin Miiniwaa!
Ojibwe Name: She Stands in the Sky. She has Sharp Eyes to See All Things.
Health Director, Mother, Wife, Fancy Dancer, Marathon Runner, Snowboarder, Singer, Gatherer, Artist, Advocate
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