White Earth Nation

CHR Functions

The purpose of the C.H.R.  (Community Health Representative) program is to improve the general health status of the Ojibwa people through direct home care services and patient/community health education. The CHR program is staffed to provide a variety of preventative and supplemental health care services. We do outreach work and assist with transportation to medical facilities for persons who have no other mode of travel in accordance with the transportation policy. We also assist in specialty areas such as blood pressure clinics, diabetes monitoring, physical therapy, injury control, vector control, mental health, WIC (Women, Infant and Children) and ENP (Elderly Nutrition Program).

Health Education

All C.H.R.'s are required to obtain a Certified Nursing Assistant and Health Care Providers Certificate and CPR training.

Case Findings

C.H.R.'s coordinate with other programs and resources to carry out efforts in early detection of diseases by participating at community health fairs and by assisting with health screenings.

Advocate Services

Provide information to the clients and make referrals as necessary to assist them in maintaining safe and sanitary living conditions.

Transport and Delivery

We assist and transport clients to medical appointments according to policy and deliver medical supplies.

Interpret/Translate

C.H.R's assist clients with necessary paperwork needed to obtain services. We also serve as an active link to other service providers for those with language barriers, visual or hearing impairments.