Our Services Community Health A healthier you IMPACT Community Health Service offers a wide range of services aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle so you can live your best life. Our services include: Health Promotion We offer a variety of health promotion activities throughout the year aimed to improve health awareness and assist with self-management of conditions, advertised and promoted throughout the year on our Facebook Page and in our monthly newsletter. Health Prevention and Screening Program Our Health Screening Program involves testing or checking for conditions in their early stages, before symptoms have developed. We provide: General Health Assessments – one-to-one appointment; and Random clinical screening of blood pressure, blood sugar, weight and BMI – either one-to-one or in a mass community screening. Health Awareness and Literacy for Chronic Disease Our Community Nurses can assist you with understanding and managing your chronic conditions and treatment plans, and will liaise with your GP/specialist to support you with self-management. Up and Active Program Our Up and Active Program is a gentle, light-to-moderate exercise program aimed at improving: Fitness; Balance; Strength; Flexibility; Coordination; Social interaction; and Functional ability. To be eligible for this program, participants must: Be 50 years or over or at risk of/be diagnosed with a chronic condition; and Complete a pre-exercise screening assessment, which may require further medical clearance. Up and Active is provided at: Agnes Water Community Hall – Thursday, 9am Miriam Vale Community Centre – Wednesday, 9.30am Turkey Beach Community Hall – Wednesday, 7.30am Baffle Creek Community Hall – Tuesday, 9.30am Lowmead Hall – Tuesday, 7.30am Rosedale Memorial Hall – Monday, 9.30am Immunisation Programs Our Nurse Immuniser offers: Childhood immunisations as per the Queensland Immunisation Schedule; and Annual funded vaccinations to eligible adult clients. Fluvax Influenza affects people of all ages. Our Annual Vaccination Program is available to eligible individuals: All children from six months to less than five years of age; Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy; All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and over; Individuals aged six months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; and Persons 65 years and older. Pneumovax Pneumococcal disease can cause severe invasive disease, including meningitis, pneumonia and bacteraemia, and non-invasive disease, including otitis media. A one-off dose of the pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for eligible clients: All adults aged 65 years and over; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults 50 years and over. Zostavax Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, presents as a painful, self-limiting vesicular rash. It is recommended that all adults aged 70 years or more receive a single dose. Falls Prevention Program Our team of nurses, dietitian and exercise co-ordinator can assist participants to identify falls risks, adopt prevention strategies and ways to minimise injury. The Program is aimed at people over 65 years or identified as a high falls risk, and their carers. It is offered annually in group sessions around the region, and can also be delivered on a one-on-one basis. Needle Exchange Program Our Needle Exchange Program aims to reduce the incidence of blood-borne viruses and injecting-related injuries and disease. ICHS supply sterile injecting equipment and sharps management containers, as well as access to a waste disposal receptacle. At-risk Referral Services Our At-risk Referral Services offers referrals to appropriate external agencies for clients with concerns regarding: Mental health; Children at risk; Domestic violence; and Suicide & self harm. Emergency Relief Support Our Emergency Relief Support Program provides: Limited financial or material assistance to families and individuals who are experiencing crisis. An immediate one-off response to a crisis situation for people in a way that maintains the dignity of the individual and encourages self-reliance. The program is open to people who reside in the Discovery Coast region. Mothers Group Our monthly Mothers Group to parents/carers with children up to two years of age, facilitated by our Child Health Nurse, aims to provide: Social support and information sessions to parents; Drop-in growth assessments of infants; and An introduction to other families with young children in the area. Mothers Group is a drop-in activity held at Impact Community Health Service on the first Thursday of the month from 10.30am to midday. Mother Goose Mother Goose is our monthly children’s active group program open to children of any age and facilitated by our Child Health Nurse and Bush Kids that aims to: Encourage language and communication skills; Provide social interaction; Facilitate bonding within families; and Improve fine and gross motor skills. It is held at the Agnes Water Community Hall on the third Thursday of the month from 10.30am to midday.