NVIH is excited to announce that summer is officially here; we welcome June and the warm weather! Don’t forget to stay hydrated and stay diligent when it comes to water safety. Be sure to keep an eye out for our calendar that is posted at the beginning of each month to check out our upcoming events in June. During May, we had a group of our employees participate for the first time ever at the annual Lamb Derby Parade in Willows. Staff showcased our Mobile Medical Unit and represented our NVIH spirit and presence within the community. In Woodland we had a blood drive which brought people together to donate blood for those in need. Thank you to all the employees that participated in last month’s events. Your teamwork and dedication are what make our participation successful. We will continue to post all of our upcoming events on our social media platforms.
June is also a month to bring awareness to men’s mental health. June 18th is Wear Blue Day to further the cause and raise awareness of the different mental health issues men face, their causes and treatments. Acknowledging these issues helps to lower the stigma that often prevents men from seeking help. Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness is also held this month. On June 21st, be sure to Wear Purple to contribute to the cause. June is also National Safety awareness month. In 1996 the national safety council established June as National Safety month, aiming to increase awareness of the leading safety and health risks and ultimately decrease the number of unintentional injuries and deaths in the United States.
School is out of session for many of our youth but the new school year will be here before we know it. To prepare for the upcoming sports season, a Sports Physicals clinic will be offered at our NVIH Children’s Health Center on June 24th from 9am to 2pm. If your child is in need of a physical, please give the clinic a call at 530-781-1440. Most insurances are accepted. If your child does not have insurance, there will be a nominal fee.
Stay cool as we head into the summer season,
CEO, Northern Valley Indian Health