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HEALTH PROMOTION: Inspiring the Cheyenne Nation to increase their quality of life for present & future generations

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The NCTBH Health Promotion Department’s mission is to promote health & wellness in our communities through prevention education & outreach.  The department consists of the following seven (7) offices:

  1. Meth-Suicide Prevention
  2. Honor Your Life (suicide prevention)
  3. Veterans Affairs
  4. Tobacco Prevention
  5. Environmental Health
  6. Health Education
  7. Public Affairs

Our main office is located on the north side of Lame Deer on the corner of  Cheyenne Ave. & Eaglefeathers St., across from the courthouse and prosecution offices.  For questions or to access any of our services, the easiest way to reach us is by phone, please call our main line at  (406) 477- 4946.  Our friendly Office Manager will assist you.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION
Prevention Lifeline 1-800 273-TALK

There are two offices that focus on suicide prevention: Honor Your Life and Meth Suicide Prevention Initiative.  Both programs perform outreach activities in the community and area schools, such as suicide prevention trainings and/or collaborative events.

To contact the Honor Your Life program directly, visit their office located on the north side of Lame Deer on the corner of  Cheyenne Ave. & Eaglefeathers St., or call them at (406) 477-4953.

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VETERANS AFFAIRS

The Veterans Affairs Benefits Coordinator, Joel Brady, provides effective outreach, direct peer assistance and up to date accurate information on United States Veteran Affairs Department’s benefits and services to veterans.  This office can assist veterans to access medical care, compensation, pensions, home loans, education, burial benefits and all other VA programs and services.

The VA Benefits Office is located within the Northern Cheyenne IHS Service Unit (clinic) on the north side of Lame Deer, Montana. For more information, contact Joel at (406) 477-4548.

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TOBACCO PREVENTION
Montana Tobacco QuitLine (866) 485-QUIT

The Tobacco Prevention office provides prevention education & awareness about the extreme dangers smoking-and-chewing can have on you and your loved ones’ health.  The Tobacco Prevention Specialist Rick Wolfname is available to travel to your school or organization to speak on prevention and to team up with your existing or planned projects.  Please contact Rick at (406) 477-4250 or visit his office located within the Northern Cheyenne IHS Service Unit (clinic) on the north side of Lame Deer, Montana.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

The Environmental Health Office provides a number of services, that include the following:

  • Inspect solid waste sites, Head Start centers, food vendors & business to be in compliance with health codes
  • Vector Control (spray for mosquitos)
  • Sponsor and/or assist with Spay & Neuter Clinics
  • Rabies Vaccination clinics for pets
  • Injury Prevention

The Environmental Health Office is located within the Northern Cheyenne IHS Service Unit (clinic) on the north side of Lame Deer, Montana.  For more information or to contact them, please call (406) 477-4409.

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HEALTH EDUCATION

The Health Education office promotes the development of a healthy, physical lifestyle among the people on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation through constant outreach to area schools and organizations.

Educational topics provided:

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  • Hand Washing
  • Dental
  • Puberty
  • Hygiene
  • Teen Pregnancy prevention
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Goal Setting
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Injury Prevention
  • Healthy Living

To bring Health Education to your school or organization, please contact Sophia Messer at (406) 477-4955.  Her office is located in the main Health Promotion building on the north side of Lame Deer on the corner of  Cheyenne Ave. & Eaglefeathers St., across from the courthouse and prosecution offices.

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Public Affairs office provides supportive outreach services to the departments of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Board of Health.  To contact Public Affairs, call the coordinator Diane Spottedelk at (406) 477-4950 or visit his office located on the north side of Lame Deer on the corner of  Cheyenne Ave. & Eaglefeathers St.