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Department of Health

The Department of Health (DOH) is comprised of one Executive Director whom administers and supervises the program directors of the tribal health programs. The programs that operate under the DOH include the Community Health Representative Program, Diabetes Wellness Program, Emergency Medical Service program, Health Education Program, and Substance Abuse Program. Other health related/directed programs created or funded will usually fall under DOH supervision. DOH conducts and compiles tribal health needs and implements health initiatives and also develops and implements tribal health codes. The DOH presents an annual report on health to the tribal membership, and is represented in all health issues including the development of federal, state and local health polices which affect tribal members. The department researches future initiatives which will improve the overall health level of tribal members to include but not limited to the following: initiate studies for the creation, establishment, implementation and ongoing health education at all ages, seek funding resources for future projects, and continue to develop programmatic goals and objectives for the unique and special cultural needs of the members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.


To improve the quality of life of the individual, family and communities by empowering people to lead healthier lives.


To enhance health and wellness of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and Native American communities by providing compassionate, comprehensive and holistic approaches through advocacy, education and awareness.

Department of Health Programs

Community Health Representative Program

CHR provides the following services: home visits, perform health screening, pick-up and delivery of medications, IHS-referred transportation services, and generally assist in meeting the medical needs of the Tribal Community.

Diabetes Wellness Program

This program is intended to empower our tribal members giving them the tools necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices. It is aimed at preventing diabetes and enabling our diabetic patients to cope with the complications of this illness.

Emergency Medical Services

Our mission is to provide quality and compassionate care and transportation to the people we serve (the Tribal Members).

Health Education Program

The purpose of the Health Education Program is to access program needs and develop plans in addition to coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the total health education component of the Cheyenne-Arapaho service area. The program objective is to improve the quality of health through participating with the application of education principles and concepts as well as motivating individuals to assume responsibility.

Substance Abuse Program

The George Hawkins Memorial Treatment Center is a non-medical residential, intensive treatment program designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of the alcohol &/or substance abuser by placing the client in a highly-structured, therapeutic environment.

For more information, please contact the Executive Director of Health @ 405-422-7656.

Nicolas Barton, MBA
Executive Director of Health
PO Box 167
Concho, Oklahoma 73022
(405) 422-7656 Telephone, (405) 422-8299 Fax Line, nbarton@c-a-tribes.org E-mail