Home / Programs / Department of Health

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 Diabetes Wellness Program, Substance Abuse Program, Community Health Representatives Program, Tribal EMS program, Health Education Program and/or other health related/directed program created or funded under the Department. The DOH may also have an Advisory Board that operates to assist in providing direction and set goals for the Department. DOH conducts and compiles tribal health needs and implements health initiatives. Develops and implements tribal health codes. 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, research 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. Continue to develop programmatic goals and objectives for the unique and special cultural needs of the members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.


To Enhance Health and Wellness of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and Native American Communities by providing Compassionate, Comprehensive and Holistic approaches through Advocacy, Education and Awareness.


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

Programs of the Department of Health

Diabetes Wellness Program

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

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.

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.

Emergency Medical Services

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

Community Health Representative Program

CHR provide financial relief for dialysis patients, medically necessary transportation make home visits, monitor homebound patients, perform health screening, pick-up and delivery of medications and generally assist in meeting the medical needs of the Tribal Community.


The purpose of the R.E.Sp.E.C.T. Program is to provide an opportunity that encourages our tribal members to participate in a healthy sports and recreational environment that enriches their lives as productive and respectful members of society.  R.E.Sp.E.C.T. represents the values of commitment and responsibility to inspire leadership, teamwork, and encourage tribal members to be active by providing opportunities to be successful in recreation and exercise programs for better health.