When a mother walks into the Rural Community Health Clinic seeking medical care for her child, Nurse Gretchen doesn’t just see an opportunity to treat the child, she also sees the opportunity to improve the health of his caretaker.
In addition to being treated for any current health issues, every mother or father accompanying a child to our clinic receives a dose of essential multivitamins and a deworming treatment to build their immunity and rid them of any parasitic infections.
“I know that our community’s children will have brighter futures if their caretakers stay healthy and are physically able to continue providing for them.”
Caring for and educating parents on how they can give their families a healthier life at home has an impact that extends well beyond the exam room walls. By creating healthy parents, Nurse Gretchen is also creating healthy children, bright students, and stronger communities.