Environmental Health

The Office of Environmental Health and Education is intended to reduce environmentally related diseases and injuries among the Winnebago Tribe through preventive measures. Inspections, education and various programs advise the public on how to minimize and prevent toxic and hazardous exposure and practices.

Injury Prevention:

  • Bicycle Helmet Program
  • Carbon Monoxide Assessments

Car Seat Program: Maintains the severe injury database and conducts seat belt observation surveys.

Child Passenger Safety

  • Monitor Child Occupant Restraint Use in the Winnebago Community.
  • Increase Child Safety Seat Use in the Winnebago Community.
  • Provide 2 Car Seat Check points a year.
  • Provide Car Seat installation and education for community members.

Facility Data System:

  • Conducts inspections of various buildings and food establishments on the reservation.
  • Performs food handlers’ calls and assists with playground safety concerns.

Epidemiology:

  • Investigates any and all possible outbreaks such as Hantavirus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and West Nile Virus.

Vectors:

  • Investigates Animal Bites
  • Pet Care Day

Contact information:
Located in the IHS Hospital
225 S. Bluff St.
Winnebago, NE 68071
Monica Cleveland, OEH Specialist/ Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 402.878.3588
Fax: 402.878.2831

Injury Prevention
The Office of Injury Prevention was established to provide expanded and enhanced Injury Prevention (IP) programs providing services to Native Americans residing in our Winnebago service area. The Winnebago Injury Prevention Program has three main focuses: motor vehicle safety, child passenger safety, and elder fall prevention.

Motor Vehicle Safety

  • Monitor Occupant Restraint Use in the Winnebago Community.
  • This data collection confirms the need for seat belt use enforcement.

 

Elder fall Prevention

  • Coordinate a balance test and provide balance training weekly with a Tai Chi class at the Senior Center.
  • Conduct home visits and provide/install fall prevention devices.

Contact information:
Located in the IHS Hospital
225 S. Bluff St.
Winnebago, NE 68071
Jennifer Straub, Injury Prevention Specialist – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 402.878.3475
Fax: 402.878.2831