The NSEDC grants were approved by its Board of Directors on May 4th.
According to a CDC release, Jonathon Peterson received the Childhood Immunization Champion award for his efforts to break down barriers to immunization and his help to increase coverage rates in the Norton Sound region.
Before adjourning the meeting, multiple people present in Council Chambers weighed in on the memorandum of agreement between NVAD, the City, and NSHC. This new agreement officially begins on May 1st.
During tonight’s City Council meeting, former Nome Ambulance Chief Vickie Erickson is set to be honored for her service to the NVAD. A resolution up for a vote would approve a 2-year commitment and monthly stipend for her replacement, James West.
In the past 50 years, not all of KNOM’s support volunteers have been reporters or broadcasters. In the mission’s early days, many volunteers were nurses and doctors.
“Number one, I think that all emergency services in the City of Nome should be run by the City of Nome,” Tom Vaden said during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Councilman Stan Anderson suggested that Vaden attend a NSHC Board meeting and said, “I think the Board would love to hear from people like you and everyone else.”
Since 1999, Nome’s Volunteer Ambulance Department, the only ambulance service in town, has been overseen by the City. But now, another entity is considering operating their own ambulance service.
NSHC has received two grants worth $25,000 each from the State of Alaska to reduce recidivism, or the rate of inmates returning to jail over time.
The Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome has its own Behavioral Health Services Unit to help clients with various addiction issues, including addictions to opioids or prescription drugs.
Recently, KNOM’s Davis Hovey and Doctor Theobald discussed the opioid epidemic, the “Chasing the Dragon” documentary about the life of an opiate addict, and potential help or resources for those struggling with addiction.