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SITKA - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has been awarded a $1,039,603 grant by Indian Health Service (IHS) as part of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
SEARHC awarded $1 million grant for diabetes care and prevention 020117 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly SITKA - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has been awarded a $1,039,603 grant by Indian Health Service (IHS) as part of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Story last updated at 1/31/2017 - 8:03 pm

SEARHC awarded $1 million grant for diabetes care and prevention

SITKA - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has been awarded a $1,039,603 grant by Indian Health Service (IHS) as part of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. The annual grant supports diabetes care and prevention services at SEARHC facilities throughout Southeast Alaska for five years, potentially bringing more than 5 million dollars to the region to help patients.

The IHS grant allows funding for diabetes nurse case managers, dietitians, podiatrists, health educators, and other services. SEARHC has on-site diabetes staff in its Sitka, Juneau, Haines, Klawock, and Kake facilities. Diabetes care providers also regularly travel to village locations as well as provide visits using secure video conferencing.

SEARHC offers a comprehensive array of services to help people manage and prevent diabetes. Services include education to help people living with diabetes manage their health, primary care provider visits, dietitian visits, medications, foot care, and case management. SEARHC also offers optometry and dental services to address the special screening and care needs of people living with diabetes. Health educators at SEARHC also offer a broad range of prevention services, including brief counseling to help patients set and meet health goals, multi-session class series, and community outreach events.