Protecting eye health can affect classroom success

Dr. Stephanie Rice, pediatric optometrist at CPN Health Services’ west clinic, specializes in vision development and working with children from infancy through their teen years. From preventative care to managing screen time to wearing glasses, Dr. Rice offers tips for parents regarding eye health to help their children succeed in the classroom and beyond.

CPN annual Elders Wellness Fair

Native American Elders (55+) are invited to the annual CPN Elders Wellness Fair on Friday, October 6 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the CPN North Reunion Hall.

Fighting opioid overdose: CPN adds NARCAN

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.

Community learns the importance of vaccines

Community members gathered at the CPN Cultural Heritage Center for a vaccine education event hosted by the Pottawatomie County Health Department and Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services in late January. Presentations included history, scientific explanations, demonstrations as well answering questions.

Nurse practitioner, world traveler

Tescier family descendant Christine Munoz values the chance to be a part of service to her Tribe as advanced practice registered nurse. She enjoys the holistic approach to preventative care that CPNHS provides, as well as the professional support from other nurses, doctors and staff. When she’s not caring for patients, she’s traveling the globe!

Telemedicine now available for Tribal members

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.

The cunning nature of addiction

No other illness can conjure up feelings of anger, resentment, frustration, and despair like addiction. CPNBHS Licensed Health Service Psychologist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Dr. Julio Rojas explains the cunning nature of addiction, and announces an upcoming event on the subject.