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Navajo County Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program

Vision

The Vision of Navajo County Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program is “To provide knowledge through education so all citizens of Navajo County have the skills needed to live a long, healthy and active life.”

Navajo County Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program is staffed with a program manager and 2 full-time and 1 part-time health educators. We are all trained in programs offered through NCTCHPP and cover all communities in Navajo County both on and off reservation land.

Healthy Life Next Exit

 

Program Services

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Workshops (Healthy Living)

  • The Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop is given 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, in a community setting such as senior centers, churches, libraries, health clinics and hospitals.
  • Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders.
  • People with a chronic condition or care givers, spouses, or adult children who are for someone with a chronic condition.
  • Subjects covered include:
    • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
    • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
    • Appropriate use of medications
    • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
    • Nutrition
    • Decision making
    • How to evaluate new treatments

Diabetes Self-Management Program Workshops (Healthy Living with Diabetes

  • The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is given 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries, health clinics and hospitals.
  • Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders.
  • People with type 2 diabetes attend the workshop. Workshops are facilitated from a highly detailed manual by two trained Leaders.
  • Subjects covered include:
    • Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration
    • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
    • Healthy eating
    • Appropriate use of medication
    • Working more effectively with health care providers. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the workshop.

Matter of Balance Workshops (Fall Prevention)

  • A Matter of Balance includes eight 2 hour sessions twice a week for four weeks in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries, health clinics and hospitals.
  • Workshops are facilitated by a trained facilitator.
  • Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
  • Subjects covered include:
    • View falls as controllable
    • Set goals for increasing activity
    • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
    • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Coordinated School Health Assistance

Prevention Avenue

  • Coordinated school health (CSH) is recommended by CDC as a strategy for improving students' health and learning in our nation’s schools. Based off a logic model framework for planning and implementing CSH. We help schools set up School Health Advisory Councils.

Youth Coalitions

Our Team of Health Educators work with schools to recruit youth who want to make a difference in their community. Youth and leaders attend training offered through collaboration with other counties to help youth learn skills in public speaking, the dangers of tobacco use and how to beat peer pressure.

Youth Diversion

  • We provide this program for youth who have been caught with tobacco or using tobacco products. The Counter Strike-STAND youth diversion training may be used as a supplemental disciplinary program for schools, juvenile probation, and court-ordered education.
  • This free diversion program will educate youth on the negative health, social, and financial impact of tobacco use.
    Youth may be referred to this service by contacting your local tobacco prevention health educator.

Community Involvement

  • NCTCDPP attend several coalitions throughout Navajo County, we collaborate with other organizations and programs to provide education at health fairs, community events, and wellness workshops.

Tobacco Dependency Quit Support

  • Partnering with the Arizona Smokers Help Line (ASHLine) we provide an 800 number that citizens of Navajo County can use to get help with their tobacco dependency, tips to quit and support through a counselor as well as NRT replacement therapy. ASHLine is also online with great inter-active tools to help you start and continue through your quitting process. (see link below under related links)

Retailer Education Training

  • Working with the Attorney General’s office we offer a Retailers Education class for employers and employees to help them understand the need to ID all tobacco purchases, what to do if they get someone in with no ID and other helpful tips that will keep them from selling tobacco to a minor.

Tobacco/Wellness Policy Assistance

  • We assist in policy review and/or policy creations.

 

Related Link

Ash Line

 

Contacts and Locations

Program Manager

Darcey McKee email: darcey.mckee@navajocountyaz.gov

 

Office Locations

Holbrook

117 East Buffalo Ave.
Holbrook, AZ 86025

Phone: (928) 524-4750

Show Low

600 North 9Th Place
Show Low, AZ 85901

Phone: (928) 532-6050

Winslow

619 East Third St.
Winslow, AZ 86047

Phone: (928) 289-6830