C8a Student Health Clinics On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Wednesday, March 10, 2010: 10:30 AM
Dogwood B (M1) (Omni Hotel)
Angela Big Crow, CNA/MSA, Four Directions Clinic, Pine Ridge Indian Health Service, Pine Ridge, SD
The Four Directions Student Health Clinic operates in two high schools on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Although the clinics were created originally to address high rates of teen pregnancy and STDs, we provide comprehensive adolescent health services, including health promotion and wellness, STD testing and treatment, HIV education and testing, birth control, pregnancy tests, HPV vaccines, and referrals. To be effective, itís important for us to gain the trust of the students and provide a safe place for them to get their tough questions answered. We are often the main link they have to social services.
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