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Placements: Focus Area - Community / Public Health
Record 58 of 147


Geographic Region
Prince Albert Parkland - Urban

Location
Prince Albert

Placement Area
PA Public Health


HSPnet Site Selector Info
Agency: Prince Albert Parkland Health Authority
Site: Community Health Services
Service: Prevention & Health Promotion
Destination: Prince Albert Public Health


Focus Areas
Community / Public Health



Client Population
Prince Albert Parkland Health Region has 77 000 clients.


Description
The Public Health Nursing unit focuses on health promotion, health protection and disease prevention. Healthy choices are promoted in the areas of nutrition, tobacco, injury prevention, physical activity, sexual health and dental health. Specific programs including education and support are provided in the areas of prenatal, newborn, preschool, school age and seniors' health.

Services:
- communicable disease control and follow-up
- child health clinics: infant and preschool screening and referral, counselling and health education
- immunization: preschool and school immunization / flu clinics / International Travel Clinics
- health promotion and health education
- prenatal classes
- postnatal follow-up
- pediatric follow-up
- parenting classes
- school health
- Teen Wellness Centre: sexuality and birth control information and supplies
- home visits
- community development

Students will have an opportunity to be involved in all service areas.


Important Information
Please see the health region website for more detailed information


Web Site Link
http://www.paphr.sk.ca


04/30/2008
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