Bay Mills Public Health
   Research Cohort

    EDUCATION TO ACTION

  A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD

     OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
The team that went to UNLV



Sarah Teeple    Larry Jacques

        Dr. Mary Anne
          Shannon

  Angela
           ...
Our Mission


Study public health at
UNLV

Survey our local
community

Develop and implement
an action plan
Phase 1
Going to the University of Nevada Las Vegas
Arrived in Vegas




 We were picked              We checked into    Meeting members
 up at the Airport           our dorm...
Becoming a Student at UNLV




The entire group registered     We met Dr. Chino our         We started working to
 and wer...
Course Objectives of Intro to Public Health

 Understand the history and purpose of public health
 Describe public healt...
Definition of Public Health



Public Health       the absence of
     is:           sickness and the
                   a...
The Five Core Sciences of Public Health


      Epidemiology

      Biostatistics

      Environmental Sciences

      Hea...
Lead Lab

Testing for lead plays an important role in Public
 Health.
As part of the course we had a chance to use gamma
 ...
Extra Curricular
Phase 2
Understanding Public Health issues in the
                  Community


The health of our community depends on the health ...
Choosing a Survey

We decided to continue the work of Steve Yanni who in
 2000 administered three surveys to determine the...
Results of the survey

 We were able to survey 53 percent of the targeted
  participants.
 We used SPSS a statistical da...
Illegal Activities Comparative Data

40
35
30
25
                                                           2000
20
      ...
Unhealthy Behaviors

70

60

50

40
                                                    2000
30
                          ...
Phase 3
2 Goals of Phase 3

As full-time students we understood that there would be barriers to accomplish our
chosen action plans...
Goal 1
Promoting the Boys and Girls Club

 The Boys and Girls Club is an excellent resource
  already in the community. The resu...
At the Worksite Wellness Health Fair and the
             BMCC Health Fair




 Informing the     Drawing in a      Gettin...
Goal 2
At the Ojibwe Charter School




 Grabbing their Attention    Getting out the Message       Promoting environmental
      ...
Summary of Accomplishments

 Trained at the University of Nevada Las Vegas
 Surveyed 53% of the tribal youth of Bay Mill...
We feel honored to have been part of the first of
            it’s kind Native American Public Health
Thank You   Institut...
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  1. 1. Bay Mills Public Health Research Cohort EDUCATION TO ACTION A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
  2. 2. The team that went to UNLV Sarah Teeple Larry Jacques Dr. Mary Anne Shannon Angela Jason Klien Rintamaki
  3. 3. Our Mission Study public health at UNLV Survey our local community Develop and implement an action plan
  4. 4. Phase 1
  5. 5. Going to the University of Nevada Las Vegas
  6. 6. Arrived in Vegas We were picked We checked into Meeting members up at the Airport our dorms and from other tribal settled into our schools • This is when we first new surroundings met Carolee Dodge Fort Peck, Stone Francis Child, Bay • She brought us to Mills, and Fond campus. du Lac
  7. 7. Becoming a Student at UNLV The entire group registered We met Dr. Chino our We started working to and were issued student instructor for the next two understand public health ID’s weeks We learned; history, We were given a tour of the We settled into the definitions, career options, campus and surrounding classroom and became and the techniques areas acquainted with the associated with public faculty, staff, and our new health classmates.
  8. 8. Course Objectives of Intro to Public Health  Understand the history and purpose of public health  Describe public health as a system and identify its functions  Identify the basic tools of public health that can be used to assess community health status  Recognize determinants and contributing factors of community health problems  Gain familiarity with public health concepts, terminology, and web sites
  9. 9. Definition of Public Health Public Health the absence of is: sickness and the active pursuit of wellness. the health of the health of the people and the individual the and the environment community. in which they live.
  10. 10. The Five Core Sciences of Public Health Epidemiology Biostatistics Environmental Sciences Health Policy and Administration Social/Behavioral Sciences
  11. 11. Lead Lab Testing for lead plays an important role in Public Health. As part of the course we had a chance to use gamma ray guns that could read every element inside of the material it tested.
  12. 12. Extra Curricular
  13. 13. Phase 2
  14. 14. Understanding Public Health issues in the Community The health of our community depends on the health of our individual members. To put the issues in to context we utilized the following information sources: A survey of our community • Identify the status of 12–19 year old BMIC members in relation to risk factors that impact their health and well-being. • Compare the 2008 survey to the 2000 survey The County Health Department • Compared trends in our community versus trends in the region. • Used as a reference material State/Federal Databases • Compared local trends against trends in the state. • Additional reference material
  15. 15. Choosing a Survey We decided to continue the work of Steve Yanni who in 2000 administered three surveys to determine the health of our local youth ages 12 – 19. Adolescent Leisure Time Activity Scale Leisure Boredom Scale Indicators of Risk Scale
  16. 16. Results of the survey  We were able to survey 53 percent of the targeted participants.  We used SPSS a statistical data program for stratifying out results from the raw data of the survey.  The five top areas of concern that the survey indicated were: Drug and Alcohol use/abuse  Risky Sexual Behaviors  Suicidal Ideations  Lack of interest in furthering post-secondary education  Under utilization of available community resources 
  17. 17. Illegal Activities Comparative Data 40 35 30 25 2000 20 2008 15 10 5 0 Weapons Crime Marijuana Alcohol Cigarettes
  18. 18. Unhealthy Behaviors 70 60 50 40 2000 30 2008 20 10 0 Out Late Swearing quot;Dquot; Willing Unhealth Grade Sex Self
  19. 19. Phase 3
  20. 20. 2 Goals of Phase 3 As full-time students we understood that there would be barriers to accomplish our chosen action plans. Some of the barriers were; time, finances, and man-power. In the end after weighing out all of the possible areas where we could have an impact we choose two goals: Promote the Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills Promote higher education to 7th – 9th grades
  21. 21. Goal 1
  22. 22. Promoting the Boys and Girls Club  The Boys and Girls Club is an excellent resource already in the community. The results from our survey showed that it was being underutilized.  In August we found out that the Bay Mills tribe’s H.R. department was putting on a Worksite Wellness Health Fair.  This was an opportunity to contact large numbers of adults who may not be aware of the benefits of enrolling their child in the Boys and Girls Club.
  23. 23. At the Worksite Wellness Health Fair and the BMCC Health Fair Informing the Drawing in a Getting Results Public Crowd 200 people in Presentation Racing exercise attendance of the board bike game worksite wellness event Protecting your Free prize child brochures drawings 80+ signed up for our raffle
  24. 24. Goal 2
  25. 25. At the Ojibwe Charter School Grabbing their Attention Getting out the Message Promoting environmental awareness Chemistry experiment: The importance of Instant Ice thinking about higher ed. Biodiesel Processor Exhibit We distributed college information. Non-toxic, Fun, Affordable Q&A about bio-fuels Aaron Tadgerson BMCC’s local recruiter assisted in providing college info.
  26. 26. Summary of Accomplishments  Trained at the University of Nevada Las Vegas  Surveyed 53% of the tribal youth of Bay Mills  Stratified out the results of the data  Developed two attainable action plans  Promoting Bay Mills Boys and Girls Club  Promoting Higher Education and Environmental Health  Implemented the action plans  Organized our results and accomplishments for presentation
  27. 27. We feel honored to have been part of the first of it’s kind Native American Public Health Thank You Institute. We would like to thank all of those who have helped us along the way in our journey into the world of public health. B.M.I.C. U.N.L.V. Dr. Carolee Dodge- Bay Mills Boys& Girls Club Francis Bay Mills Indian Community Dr. Michelle Chino Tribal Council Bay Mills Tribal Members A.I.H.E.C. (especially our Tribal Youth) All of our hosts who Bay Mills Community helped make this College event possible Ojibwe Charter School
  28. 28. The End
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