Health News

Re’ese Adbarat Tserha Aryam Kidist Selassie’s Faith Community Health Program coordinated free flu shot clinic on October 23rd, 2016 to its faith community members. The aim of this flu shot clinic is  based on the following two goals of the Faith Community Health program:

  • Members without access to healthcare will be able to get immunized for the seasonal influenza and pneumococcal and prevent / minimize influenza and pneumonia infections  in the community.

  • FCHP will collaborate with outside organizations to make flu shot accessible to community members.

During this free flu shot clinic, over 30 faith community members received their seasonal influenza immunization to protect themselves and their families from illness caused by the influenza virus and its potential complications. From those who were immunized, five of them received the vaccine for the first time!

The Faith Community Health Program believes that there are misconceptions about the influenza illness and common cold. In the past our community has collaborated with Fairview Health Services to understand these misconceptions. To clearly understand more about influenza illness and the common cold symptoms, please refer to the following comparison table.

We hope to serve our community in various areas of concerns to promote health and wellness of the people we serve. We extend our appreciation to the Fairview Health Services for reaching out to our community and especially those who came out to serve our community! We also thank our volunteer nurses and health professionals who coordinate and implement such valuable services to our community members.

Faith Community Health Program

Re’ese Adbarat Tserha Aryam Kidist Selassie

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Flu Shot የኢንፍሉዌንዛ ክትባት Oct. 23

  

vነጻ የኢንፍሉዌንዛ ክትባት ይሰጣል

vቦታ፦ በጽርሐ አርያም ቅድስት ስላሴ ካቴድራል

vቀን / ሰዓት ፦ Oct. 23, 10:30AM to 12:30PM

(እሑድ ጥቅምት 13, 2009 ዓ.ም.)

 

·         ለመላው አንባብያን፦ ዕድሜው ስድስት ወርና ከዚያም በላይ ያለ በሙሉ ከፍሉ በሽታ ለመከላከል የዓመት ክትባት መውሰድ ይኖርበታል። የበለጠ ለመረዳት እና የት ቦታ ክትባቱን መውሰድ እንደሚገባ ለማወቅ ይኽን ድረ-ገጽ ይጎብኙ፦  www.flu.gov

 

ዕርጉዝ ሴቶች፣ ወጣት ልጆችና ጎልማሶች ከፍሉ ጋር ተያይዞ በሚመጣ በሽታ ይበልጡን ተጠቂዎች ናቸው። በመሆኑም በአቅራቢያችሁ የሚገኙትን እነዚህን ሰዎች ክትባቱን እንዲወስዱ አበረታቷቸው።

 

የፍሉ ክትባቱን ይውሰዱ። ደግሞም ጀርሞቹን ከማስተላለፍ እንዲቆጠቡ እጅዎትን በውኃና በሳሙና ይታጠቡ፤ እንዲሁም አልኮልነት ባላቸው ጨርቆችና ማድረቂያዎች ይጠቀሙ።

መደበኛ ዶክተር የለዎትም? ከሌለዎ በአቅራቢያዎ በሚገኙ የክልል ጤና መስጫ ሥፍራዎች፣ መድኃኒት ቤቶች/ ፋርማሲዎች/፣ በትምህርት ቤት ውስጥ በሚገኙ የጤና ክፍሎች በአምልኮ ስፍራዎ በሚገኙ የጤና አገልግሎት ጣቢያዎች ወይም የአስቸኳይ ርዳታ መስጫ ክሊኒኮች በመሄድ ክትባቱን ይውሰዱ።

የፍሉ መከላከያ ክትባት ከወሰዱ ከተወሰነ ጊዜ በኋላ ክትባቱ አያገለግልም። የባለፈው ዓመት ክትባትም ለአሁኑ ዓመት አይጠቅምም። በመሆኑም ከበሽታው ለመጠበቅ በየዓመቱ ክትባቱን መውሰድ ያስፈልጋል።

በዓመት ከአርባ ሺህ አማሪካውያን በላይ በፍሉ በሽታ ሰለባ ይሆናሉ። ይኽን ለመከላከል ክትባት መውሰድ ይቻላልና ተከተቡ።

ነፍሰ-ጡር /ዕርጉዝ/ ሴቶች፦ መውለጃ ጊዜዎ ተቃርቧል? በፍሉ በሽታ መያዝ እንደ ንሞንያ pneumonia የመሰለ ውስብስብ ችግሮችን ያስከትላል። ክትባቱን በመውሰድ እርስዎንና ሕፃኑን/ሕፃኗን ከበሽታው ይከላከሉ።

መውለጃ ጊዜዎ ተቃርቧል? የፍሉ ክትባትን በመከተብ በሕፃኑ/በሕፃኗ ላይ በመጀመርያዎቹ ወራት ሊመጣ ከሚችል በሽታ መከላከል ይቻላል። ስለዚህም ዛሬውኑ ይከተቡ።

·         ወላጆች፦ ዕድሜያቸው ከስድስት ወር በታች ያሉ ሕፃናት የፍሉ ክትባትን መውሰድ ባይችሉም በበሽታው ግን ቶሎ የመጋለጥ ዕድል አላቸው። ልጆቻችሁ ከፍሉ በሽታው ለመጠበቅ የእናንተን አጋዥነት ይፈልጋሉ።

ወላጆች፦ እናንተም ሆናችሁ በሕፃናቱ አቅራቢያዎች የሚገኙት በሙሉ በየዓመቱ ይኽንን የፍሉ ክትባት መውሰዳችሁን እርግጠኖች ሁኑ። ታዳጊ ሕጻናት በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ በበሽታው ይጋለጣሉ።

ወላጆች፦ የፍሉ ክትባትን መውሰድ በቤተሰብዎ መካከል ቅድሚያ ሊሰጠው ይገባዋል። በሜኒሶታ አካባቢ የፍሉ ክትባት በሰፊው ይገኛል።

 For more questions: visit www.flu.gov or www.cdc.gov/flu 

Faith Community Health Program of the Holy Trinity EOTC,

2601 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis MN, 55406

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Health fair 2016 report

Faith Community Health program screened 50 community members. The screening included blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Community professionals also provided health education and consultation to community members. A representative from Medica gave health insurance information to the people who needed the service. An eye doctor from Open Cities Community Clinic and volunteers freely provided  around 75 vision screening. The vision screening included visual acuity test, binocular vision test, spot auto-refractor test, and eye pressure test. Visual acuity test measures how well our eyes can see details. Binocular vision test evaluates how well our eyes work as a team. The spot auto-refractor test measures the power of the eye and eye pressure test screens for eye disease called glaucoma, which can lead to vision loss if not treated. We believe that community members benefited from the services and will follow up with their eye doctors to get the care they need. The church's mentoring and tutoring program coordinators also provided information regarding the services they are currently offering to community members. In this event, more than ten Community professionals participated to freely serve fellow community members. Additionally, ten teenagers and young adults participated in a supportive role at the health fair. We believe that the event inspired the young adults to get involved in community services and help their community members. The Faith Community Health program appreciated the community members involvement who made this event a success.

Data analysis of screening based on post screening survey:

Blood Pressure

 

Normal

45%

Borderline Normal

20%

High-abnormal

34%

Unknown/Not done

 
   

Blood glucose/A1C

 

Normal

48%

Borderline Normal

25%

High-abnormal

16%

Unknown/Not done

11%

   

Cholesterol Level

 

Normal

34%

Borderline Normal

9%

High abnormal

2%

Unknown/Not done

55%

   

Follow-up Needed?

 

Yes

64%

No

16%

Unknown/Not done

20%

   

Educational material provided/Results explained

 

Yes

75%

No

5%

Unknown/Not done

20%

   

Please rate your satisfaction (scale 1 to 5)

 

Poor

2%

Excellent

82%

Unknown/Not done

16%