Diabetes and autoimmune diseases, which disproportionately impact Indigenous communities, are risk factors for developing hypothyroidism. Additionally, if left unchecked, hypothyroidism can increase the risk of developing diabetes.
CPNHS is ahead of the COVID-19 preparedness curve and remains that way. CPNHS leadership has done everything it can up to this point to care for its patients’ essential medical needs while guarding the safety of patients, employees, families and communities.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Amanda Bradley finds satisfaction in working hard in the challenging public health sector. She began her career with the Indian Health Service three years ago. Bradley oversees communication between IHS and its grantees for several projects in the Oklahoma City area.