Cherokee Nation HP/DP Program

 The Cherokee Nation Health Promotion/Disease Prevention has been providing services since 1992. This program provides services to area schools and communities and teaches proactive measures of disease prevention.   The program reaches all ages and exposes people to positive effects of physical exercise and offers participants opportunities to improve their lives and to make positive changes (28). 

Some of the activities include:
·        “Great Body Shop” health curriculum
·        “Wings” running club
·        Organization of Health Fairs
·        Disease Prevention/Management
·        Smoking Cessation
·        Sponsorship of the annual Summer Youth Fitness Camp
·        Referral information for other tribally sponsored program

Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

The Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control (CNCCC) Project assists in the development of networks and collaboration that produce an infrastructure for a comprehensive approach to cancer within the Cherokee Nation. Since 2003, coalition members and partners have come together to discuss the burden of cancer in Cherokee Nation. Coalition members and partners include local, regional, state and national representatives committed to identifying areas of cancer concern, planning interventions, prioritizing greatest areas of identified need, and then implementing identified strategies and/or providing needed resources. This is the second edition of the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan and will serve, like the first, as an information resource for health care professionals and community members, as well as a tool for the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and its respective entities. The coalition is committed to the process of enhancing infrastructure for comprehensive cancer control in the Cherokee Nation with the ultimate goal of reducing morbidity and mortality among the Cherokee community.