Prince of Wales Health Network highlights work at the Annual Health/Wellness Fair

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Apr 21, 2015 09:19 PM
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PoW Health Network Highlights Services at the Annual Health/Wellness Fair

The Prince of Wales Health Network (Craig, AK) is a collaborative effort between Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Alicia Roberts Medical Center, State of Alaska Craig Public Health Center, Community Connections, Alaska Island Community Services (AICS), and PeaceHealth Medical Group Prince of Wales, Whale Tail Pharmacy, and Southeast Dental Center Inc. The mission of the Prince of Wales Health Network is to build a strong and sustainable network of healthcare organizations collaborating to strengthen the healthcare system on Prince of Wales Island and increase access to quality healthcare for all island residents far into the future.

This weekend the island highlighted the many wonderful resources on Prince of Wales at the Annual Wellness/Health Fair in Klawock.  There was food, activities, labs, immunizations, door prizes, and 45 different exhibitors for the whole family.  There were Car Seat Safety Checks and a Fisherman First Aide Class held. In the spirit of helping get our hearts healthy there was also a 3/5K at the event.

One of the upcoming projects in a series of 10 objectives for the POW Health Network is to increase the proportion of children and adolescents who decrease their viewing time of television, videos, or play video games to under 2 hours a day.   We plan to survey students over a three year period and introduce fun alternatives to screen time. We are excited to get individuals committed to helping kids get out and be more active in all communities on POW.   If you have any ideas please email us at or contact us on our Facebook page.

The Prince of Wales Health Network is currently funded from local businesses, individuals, corporation, partnership, in-kind donations and a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP).   The Prince of Wales office/conference area is located at West Wind Plaza Craig.


Gretchen Klein
POW Health Network

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