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Page 8 The Star Augus 2, 2021‘ when RCPHD holds a back to school and covid vaccination event in Dun- seith Drugstore parking lot from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by Rolette Co Public Health parking lot August 11th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, St John School parking lot August 12th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Ro- lette School parking lot August 13th 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. ' The county’s public health office got the OK to move forward with the purchase in October 2020 and final- ized the deal two months later. The mobile clinic was purchased with ad- ditional CARES Act funds allocated to Rolette County Public Health by the North Dakota Department of Health. ‘ ' The idea of mobile health was heavy on Frydenlund’s mind as far back as 2005, when she took on the job as the county’s public health nurse. She remembered broaching the topic with Wade Burgess, who chaired the county’s board of public health for many years. “He just looked at me in disbe- lief,” said Frydenlund, about her con- cept of health of wheels. “Then a year later, after he saw an example of What I was talking about, he said, ‘now I get it,’ but the question always Was whether or not we could afford it. That was our barrier.” ,As the years passed, that barrier remained, but Frydenlund said she and Burgess would revisit the idea on numerous occasions until he passed 1 away last year after losing a battle With cancer. . In what Frydenlund saw perhaps as a sign, just a day before Burgess’s funeral, she received a phone call from the ND. Department of Health’s chief accountant, who was . ; Well aware of the Rolette County Health nurse’s dream of a mobile unit. ewaer ' about'with” 1. Have trier , 2. Get the latest updates on your favorite local tgarn! 3. Find a new job ‘or cooli'vsfytuff for sale in the classifieds. 4.1.0L atthe comics; 1 5. Get the 411 the 1 latest local hot spots. As AQUAFI NA WATER _ $448. Assorted ‘ 6Packs “We are going to. be cellaborating with tribaL health, and coordinating vaccine ,clinics‘ at housing sites throughout , the county in attempt to eliminate the travel- barrier that so often, reduces access to ' healthcare.” . Barb Frydenlund, ‘ Rolette County Public Health Nurse “She has watched public health in our county for 20 years and knew about our needs,” said Frydenlund, her voice full of emotion. “She told me that day we had $300,000 ear— marked for our mobile clinic. My only regret was that I couldn’t tell ‘ Wade about it.” Frydenlund said the arrival of the RV health center;in Rolla is some— what like the trend of medical care it'—, self. She said 100 years ago, doctors went to people in need of care and that shifted to the opposite direction when hospitals popped up from coast to coast. 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A special “key exchange ceremoy will be held Tues- day, August 3, at 1 pm. the RCPH headquarters to mark the new era of mobile health for the county. “Now we’re seeing more and more mobile clinics across the coun- try,” Frydenlund said. “We are going to be collaborating with tribal health and coordinating vaccine clinics at housing sites throughout the county in attempt to eliminate the travel bar- rier that so often reduces access to healthcare.” The mission of public health is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environ- ment. Unfortunately, Rolette County has a high level of health inequities and RCPHD is striving to make pre— ventive health care available, to all Rolette County Public Health Dis- W‘“ ,. ' mama fin Xe . FGHC CLIENTS GLENN new, 13mg}!!! nnRRE * HARE"! ‘5" E a)": 'm'fifgS-r‘ G e ma cums 7.. .“ PIEO anus. I6"! CLIENTS DONALD CAIN CHRISYINE PEL?IER V“ fife 99 FCNC CLIENTS ' Yrqfr‘cgre ’e .ssA“ .. .4 W ‘3 JOin' Us Outdoors! 10 .m to pm. Old Dutch VARIETY PACKS trict is having an official “key ex- change” ceremony to recognize the debut of its Mobile Public Health Clinic. The event is set for Tuesday August 3, at 1 pm. outside its current office at 211 First Ave NE in Rolla. A more extensive Open house will occur later this fall in conjunction with the opening of the agency’s new Rolla clinic location, across the street to the east at the former Northland Clinic. Frydenlund said the hope is to move into the 5,400-square~foot building on September 1. Sovis To 751 or? Friday. Aug 7:00 am ~ 53:30 pm Saturday, Aug 7"" 000 om 5:00 pm TheGoldenRule Rollo and Bettlneou .1 Wednesday, Aug. 11th 11a-6p@ Rolette Co. Public ' Health. - ThursdayAug.12th11a-6p v '@ St.John School Friday Aug. 13th 11~a-4p > ‘ olette Scho 0 Tuesday, Aug. 10th 11a-6p @ "' Du"nseith Drugstore '202 Main Ave. - Rolla - 477-3119 $ 6 68 Open Monday-Saturday: 7 am. to 9 pm. - Sunday 9 am. to 7 pm. 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