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.
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.
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.
Several CPN doctors and medical practitioners choose the Nation as their employer to serve other Native Americans.
Shelby Parsons joined CPN’s Diabetes Initiative as a nurse and case manager, helping patients manage their diabetes.