The director of the U.S. Indian Health Service visited the Citizen Potawatomi Nation headquarters on June 30, 2023. Roselyn Tso (Navajo Nation) and her administrative staff met with CPN Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett, Vice-Chairman Linda Capps, Self-Governance Director Kasie Nichols, CPNHS Medical Director Dr. Kassi Sexton and CPNHS staff.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services staff are always happy to see Tribal members at the Nation’s East or West Clinic, and any Tribal member is eligible to receive care at CPN facilities. However, CPNHS recognizes that time and distance can be a challenge for Tribal members living outside of Oklahoma. Clinical Operations Director Lauren Bristow spoke with the Hownikan about ways that Tribal members across the country can access health care through CPN and the Indian Health Service.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation is making a change throughout its organization to help reduce the number of overdose deaths involving opioids. This year, NARCAN was added to all AED cabinets at Tribal enterprises and offices.
Most Family Reunion Festival guests are looking forward to the cultural activities, but the event is also a good time to consider overall health and wellness. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services will be offering health screenings and other services on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.
January is National Eye Care Month, and CPNHS patients’ overall health depends on high-quality eye care in a high-functioning facility. This article highlights CPNHS’s new state-of-the-art optometry clinic and important considerations for patients’ eye care and overall health.
Tribal members share their experiences using CPN Care, a telehealth benefit available for free to Tribal members and their dependents anywhere in the country that provides phone and videocall appointments on the spot to those with an account. It also provides access to some counseling and mental health services via phone and video as well as a platform for reduced medication and prescription costs.
This episode discusses CPN Health Service’s new telehealth platform for all Tribal members in the U.S., makes a visit to a recent opioid overdose awareness event held by CPN Behavioral Health and talks with District 7 Legislator Mark Johnson about his reelection in June.
Following a series of severe storms in southeastern Oklahoma this May, CPN’s Emergency Management, FireLake Discount Foods, Health Services, Workforce Development and Social Services, and Grand Casino Hotel & Resort all mobilized to partner with nonprofit aid groups and the affected communities to respond to the disaster.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services will be offering health screenings and other services on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 during the 2022 Family Reunion Festival. Tribal members may also schedule an appointment at the health clinic during their visit to Shawnee.
Nishnabé referred to June as the Dé’men Gises (Strawberry Moon). Potawatomi hold strawberries in high regard, and Bodéwadmimwen (Potawatomi language) expresses it. Dé’men translates to “heart berry.” Strawberries also contribute to heart health, studies show.