Twice as common among American Indians and Alaska Natives as the general population, almost 17 percent of Indigenous adults in Oklahoma are diagnosed with the disease.
For Tribal member and Personal Trainer Jessie James Whitney, personal efforts to live a balanced life inspire him to help others develop healthy habits. Whitney teaches a group fitness class every Friday at noon and has scheduled client appointments throughout the week at CPN’s FireLake Wellness Center.
Maggi Gilbert recently joined CPN as a registered dietitian at FireLake Wellness Center. She enjoys her new job that includes patient care, cooking demos and grocery store tours.