Each year our regional health career camps provide students with an up-close look into a variety of health careers in rural and underserved areas. We work with healthcare organizations and post-secondary educational institutions, across our service region, to provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences, job shadow, visit simulation labs, and tour college campuses. Last week, from June 18th to the 22nd, students meet to attend this year's Northern Health
Dr. Rajiv Naik is a Pediatrician at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse Wisconsin. Some of his areas of interest include pediatric and adolescent medicine, pediatric infectious diseases, immunizations, evidence-based medicine and quality improvement. One of his specific accomplishments include his systematic approach to increasing HPV vaccination rates. Below are some of the key points of the process used within his department. Comprehensive, Multimodal, Systematic Approach
Starting the vaccine series before the 15th birthday Recommended schedule is 2 doses of HPV Vaccine Second dose should be administered 6-12 months after the first dose (0, 6-12 month schedule) Minimum interval between dose one and two in a 2-dose schedule is 5 months Starting the vaccine series on or after the 15th birthday Recommended schedule is 3 doses of HPV Vaccine Second dose should be administered 1-2 months after the first dose, and the third dose should be administe
Along with this year's Wisconsin Express program in Fennimore, another group of five students (four from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and one from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse) participated in the the La Crosse program from May 21 - 26, 2017. The students participated in this week long program, designed to expose them to communities and cultures they would otherwise not be familiar with. The group met with a number of local health professionals throughout t
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