SMSC Mobile Health Unit Fall 2010 Schedule
by Tessa Lehto,
Prior Lake, MN – This fall the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Mobile Unit will be kept busy providing services to Minnesota residents. In addition to the already announced collaboration with Scott County, the Mobile Unit will travel to northern Minnesota tribal communities on several occasions and provide services in the Twin Cities as well.
The SMSC announces the upcoming fall schedule for its Mobile Unit, a combined project of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Health Department and Mdewakanton Emergency Services.
The SMSC Mobile Unit is both a mobile medical clinic, which provides health screening, mammograms, prevention and education, treatment services, and a mobile incident command center which can be used to handle emergency situations like search and rescue, lost children, Incident Command support, and Medical Support for events.
“We’re happy to be able to provide our Mobile Unit to provide mammograms and other services to people who need them,” said SMSC Chairman Stanley R. Crooks.
In 2009 1,861 mammograms were performed aboard the SMSC Mobile Unit. More than 2,550 mammograms have been performed since operations began in 2007. In addition, health screenings, dental services, vision services, and a diabetes management clinic have been held. The Mobile Unit also provides services to SMSC Community members, Native Americans who live in Scott County, and employees during monthly health screening events.
Fall 2010 Mobile Unit Schedule:
Scott County Public Health Deployments: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 9 Savage Library
September 23 Shakopee Russian Church
October 14 Jordan Fair Grounds
October 28 Savage Library
November 4 Shakopee Russian Church
November 18 Jordan Fair Grounds
December 2 Savage Library
December 16 Shakopee Russian Church
December 30 Jordan Fair Grounds
September 10, City of Saint Paul, “Grand Opening” of their new Head Quarter Fire Station 1-
September 13-17, Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake School, Well Child/ Lead Screening/Vision-
September 21-22, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Bug-o-nay-ge-shig School, Cass Lake, Dental-
September 27, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Ne-La-Shing Clinic, Mammography-
September 28, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, McGregor Clinic, Mammography-
September 29, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Lake Lena/Sandstone Clinic, Mammography-
September 30, Fremont Clinic System, Minneapolis, Sheridan Clinic, Mammography -
October 3, Twin Cities Marathon, Saint Paul-
October 5-6, Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe, Tower/Nett Lake (TBD), Mammography -
October 13, Native American Community Clinic, Minneapolis, Mammography -
October 15, Brainerd Dispatch Think Pink Campaign, Brainerd -
October 21, Indian Health Board, Minneapolis, Mammography -
October 27, United Family Clinic, Saint Paul, Mammography-
November 8-12, Grand Portage Band of Chippewa, Grand Portage Clinic,Dental/Diabetes/Vision
For more information about the SMSC Mobile Unit visiting your community, go to http://www.smscmobile.org/
or call SMSC Mobile Unit Coordinator Christine Michael at 952-233-2964.
*Schedule subject to change
About the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux CommunityThe SMSC utilizes its financial resources from gaming and non-gaming enterprises to pay for all of the internal infrastructure of the Tribe, including but not limited to roads, water and sewer systems, emergency services, and essential services to its Tribal members in education, health, and welfare.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has a charitable giving program which comes from a cultural and social tradition to assist those in need.
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