2013 Technician of the Year
Amelia “Millie” Jensen works at Winslow Indian Health Care Center/Environmental Health Services/Safety & Injury Prevention, as an Environmental Health Technician/Secretary, where she has been employed for 17 years. Jensen, of Dilkon, AZ, became a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician in 2005 but has been working with child passenger safety and education since 1995. She loves working with families and children of all ages. She believes that our No. 1 priority should be keeping families informed, buckled up and safe in motor vehicles. Through her work, Jensen participated on an Injury Prevention Committee. She was encouraged by her supervisor and co-workers to become a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Jensen recalls one snowy morning when her family’s truck slid out of control on black ice, hit a dry spot and the vehicle rolled. No one was hurt, but ever since, this experience serves as an inspiration for Jensen to buckle up and use car seats. Through her work with the Winslow Indian Health Care Center, Jensen participates in programs that provide infant car seats to the local hospital’s maternity ward for newborns. The program provides child passenger safety education for prenatal patients prior to delivery and hosts car seat clinics. Every Thursday is “Car Seat Education Day” at the office. Jensen and others conduct car seat checks and host a distribution program for those that have outgrown or do not have a car seat.
Additional details about and her dedication to child passenger safety can be found in the Technician of the Year press release.