Adult Services

Cancer Prevention

American Indians have much higher rates of getting and dying from several cancers, including lung, colorectal, liver, stomach, and kidney cancers, compared to non-Hispanic White people in the United States.  The Fond du Lac Cancer program provides education on all aspects of cancer, promotes cancer screening, and links people with cancer and their caregivers to supportive resources. Cancer researchers lack information about what contributes to cancer in American Indians or what interventions might help to reduce cancer in the population. This program also helps gather more information and form partnerships to address these areas for the Fond du Lac community. FDL Cancer Services page.

Caregivers

The caregiver’s program can assist you in caring for your loved ones by providing education, training, support, and referrals for respite services. Those eligible for caregivers’ services include someone taking care of a Native elder, individuals taking care of a Native person of any age with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, Native elders who provide care to a child under the age of 18 who is not their child by birth or adoption, and Native elders caring for an adult with a disability.

Commercial Tobacco Prevention

Health educators can connect you to resources to aid in your tobacco/vaping cessation journey. Information for our in-house cessation program provided by our pharmacists, and the American Indian Quit Line is available. Tobacco prevention education is also available upon request.

Community Health Representatives

Community Health Representatives (CHRs) provide transportation and prescription medication delivery for individuals only after all other transportation resources are exhausted. Transportation for appointments and medication deliveries should be scheduled 48 hours in advance. No one under the age of 18 will be transported without a parent. 

Elder Exercise

Classes are provided once a week at the Cloquet Community Center. Light exercise and a healthy snack are provided. 
Elder Exercise Class

Injury Prevention

Injuries are the leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Natives from ages 1-44 years, and the third leading cause of death overall. The Fond du Lac Injury Prevention Program offers services to the community through education and outreach. Services include childhood injury prevention, car seat education, pedestrian and traffic safety, and elder fall prevention classes.
Elder Fall Prevention Classes

SNAP Nutrition Education

The SNAP Nutrition Educator offers basic nutrition education classes, including guidance on dietary quality, food security, food safety, and shopping behaviors. Education will be provided through an evidence-based curriculum designed to enhance both physical and mental wellness. The classes are geared to a variety of age groups and offered in the schools as well as other locations around the community.