Category: Access Health

Nurse Family Partnership Provides Trustworthy Guidance for First Time Mothers

Ada, MN — Even in the internet age where a million answers are at our fingertips, becoming a mom can be an overwhelming time without the help of a trusting source. Thankfully, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health’s Nurse Family Partnership is here to do just that. Ashley Braun has been heading the Nurse Family Partnership locally for…
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July 6, 2021 0

Impact Coalition Encouraging Parents to Talk to Kids About Dangers of Drugs & Alcohol

Ada, MN — The IMPACT Coalition of Norman and Mahnomen Counties is encouraging parents to take time this summer to start or continue talking to your kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration states that’s its important to start the conversation before they are exposed to…
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June 7, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Talks Roles Moving Forward Post-Pandemic

Ada, MN — COVID-19 vaccinations rates are climbing, positive cases are dropping, and statewide restrictions are ending. For most of us, it appears the COVID-19 pandemic is ending. But what about for frontline workers like those in Public Health? Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Director Sarah Kjono says while they can now focus more of their efforts…
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May 26, 2021 0

Traill District Health Unit Talks Moving Forward Post Pandemic

Hillsboro, ND — Traill County appears to be back in “new normal” conditions with the end of their mask mandate, businesses restrictions removed, and vaccinations on the rise. According to Traill District Health Unit, roughly 60% of the county have received their first dose and around 50% have completed the vaccination process. Brenda Stallman with…
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May 20, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Now Vaccinating 12-15 Age Group

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health had a successful first week of vaccinations for their youngest age group of those between 12 and 15. A week ago it was announced that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was safe for that age group and Public Health immediately began taking appointments and will continue to do so with…
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May 19, 2021 0

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Available in Norman County this Friday

Twin Valley, MN — Supply is currently outweighing demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in Norman County, according to local public health officials. Norman-Mahnomen Public Health has been offering the Moderna vaccine, but this week is turning their emphasis to assisting a local pharmacy who will be offering the highly anticipated Johnson and Johnson “one and…
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April 8, 2021 0

COVID-19 Vaccine Available to All Minnesotans 16+ Starting Tuesday

Minnesota, MN — Governor Tim Walz announced today that all Minnesotans 16 years of age and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination beginning Tuesday, March 30. The final eligibility expansion comes as the federal government has promised an increased supply of vaccine by April. By expanding eligibility to all Minnesotans, providers across the state…
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March 29, 2021 0

NMPH Encouraging Anyone Seeking a Vaccine to Get Registered for Waiting List

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is again strongly encouraging anyone in Norman County who would like to get the COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of what priority group they fall under, to contact them to get registered. Depending on the vaccine allotments each week, Public Health Director Sarah Kjono says they have been able to call…
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March 25, 2021 0

Spring Allergies Can Lead to Pinkeye

Ada, MN — For some springtime means fresh air, green grass, and blooming plants, but for others it means coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes. That’s right…it’s allergy season! Dr. Dave Soleng of the Valley Vision Clinic in Ada says allergies are very common once the snow melts, and he encourages allergy sufferers to be proactive…
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March 23, 2021 0

NMPH Talks Guidance for Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated

Ada, MN — More than 1,200 people in Norman County and 1,600 in Mahnomen County have now completed the 2nd dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine and are ready to move on with their life without the fear of COVID-19, but can they? The CDC recently released their guidance providing recommendation for what fully vaccinated individuals…
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March 19, 2021 0