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.
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.
During this episode, we’ll hear from a marathon runner who donated to a Tribal scholarship fund, celebrate 20 years of the Potawatomi Leadership Program, and look at one-way CPN is making an opioid overdose reversal tactic more available.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation hosts a vaccination drive in time for flu season.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services hosted a community overdose awareness event in May 2022 to increase the public’s understanding of the recent uptick in fentanyl overdoses, sometimes referred to as “the silent crisis.” CPNHS and event organizers welcomed approximately 10 groups and resource centers to discuss fentanyl overdoses as well as addiction treatment, therapy, preventative action during fentanyl overdoses and more.
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.