WIHCC’s 2023 Community Health Assessment
Winslow Indian Health Care Center’s (WIHCC) Division of Community Health Services is starting a Community Health Assessment on February 13th, 2023.
The purpose of the community health assessment is to identify the health needs of the community members living within the WIHCC service area. This assessment is not a patient satisfaction or a patient experience survey, which are used to assess the expectations and experience of the patients/customers.
The communities involved in this assessment include Leupp, Tolani Lake, Birdsprings, Teesto, Dilkon, Indian Wells, White Cone, and Jeddito as well the border town communities of Winslow, Joseph City, and Holbrook.
The WIHCC team will gather data using 3 methods:
1. A field observation – observation of the environment from inside the vehicle
2. A questionnaire
3. And focus group discussions
Your opinions and experiences related to your health and wellness as a community member of the WIHCC service area are valued. The findings from this assessment will inform and impact leadership decision-making at WIHCC and other healthcare partners. The analysis of the data will help shape community improvement goals and help seek funding resources. No personally identifiable information will be collected, and all responses will be kept confidential. Thank you for participating in this assessment and supporting your community.
Commemorating WIHCC's 20th Anniversary
Winslow Indian Health Care Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a self-governed organization through a P.L 93-638 Compact. For 20 years, WIHCC has been amended as its own entity, meaning it is no longer an Indian Health Service (IHS) organization. WIHCC would like to thank all our past and current leadership, staff, colleagues, and k’é who have made the WIHCC organization as great as it is today. Pictured above is a fraction of our current staff at Winslow Indian Health Care Center; not all WIHCC & Dilkon Medical Center (DMC) staff could attend the photo shoot. Nonetheless, WIHCC is grateful to have each and everyone of our staff contribute to our patient care at WIHCC & DMC.
Following is a statement made by our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sally Pete: On April 19, 2002, the Navajo Nation Council approved a legislation #CJY-35-02 for Winslow, Tuba City, and Utah Navajo as pilot projects under P.L 93-638 Title-1 Contract. On this day, WIHCC was informed to prepare for negotiation to contract with IHS immediately. The employees were informed and the result was shocking as they expressed resistance and some shed tears not wanting to leave IHS. Nonetheless,
to honor the law of the Navajo Nation, WIHCC prepared for negotiations which took place over the summer of 2002, and eventually, it was approved by IHS and the WIHCC Board of Directors on August 16, 2002, as shown in the picture (below) of late John Hubbard, Jr., NAIHS Director, Jack Tarro, Contracting Officer-NAIHS and Thomas L. Cody, WIHCC BOD President. Continue Reading
Yá’át’ééh The Division of Community Health Services Newsletter of Winslow Indian Health Care Center publishes quarterly. Paper copies are available at WIHCC facilities at Winslow Indian Care Center and Leupp clinic.