Human Services Division Accreditation
The Human Services Division was accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) in 1997. Health care organizations that have demonstrated compliance with described standards of client care and successfully passed a site survey by the AAAHC surveyor are accredited. National accreditation assures the Fond du Lac clients, the tribal council, the staff, third party payers, and other health and social services agencies that the Fond du Lac Human Services staff provide a high level of quality care. The Fond du Lac Human Services is the first tribal organization in the United States to receive accreditation by the AAAHC.
The Fond du Lac Human Services staff are active participants in many local, regional and state planning bodies. The primary planning bodies and activities with which the staff are active include:
- FDL Human Services Advisory Board
- KIDS PLUS
- Carlton County Children and Family Collaboration
- Northeastern Minnesota Tribal Health Planning Partnership
- Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis Counties Community Health Services Board
- Minnesota Health Improvement Partnership
- Minnesota Indian Mental Health Advisory Council
- Minnesota Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council
- Indian Mental Health Coordination Project
- Bemidji Area of Nursing Council
- Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Board
Annual Health Fair
Since 1977 the Human Services Division has sponsored a community health fair. Every year over 600 people attend this fun and educational event.
The Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee has generously assisted the Human Services Division in acquiring and displaying many pieces of fine artwork by local and national Indian artists. For more information, contact the Human Services Division Director.
The Human Services Division participates with the Fond du Lac Head Start, Fond du Lac Education Division and the Cloquet School Districts to plan and implement program activities to encourage reading readiness in young children. Human Services staff incorporate simple strategies, such as providing books in the medical exam rooms, in the lobbies, and as incentives, to encourage families and children to read together.
Summer Family Olympics
Over 200 adults and children annually participate in foot races, baby crawls, tug-of-war and other healthy activities. Contact the Health Educator for more information about how you can participate in these events.