Health Education and Wellness Department
To cancel or reschedule an appointment with Health and Wellness, please call 918-382-2222.
The Health Education and Wellness department at Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa (IHCRC) conducts an extensive array of health and wellness programs. These programs teach healthy lifestyles and enhance the ability of children, youth and adults make good decisions regarding physical activity, nutrition and health. Free health promotion and disease prevention classes provide useful information about nutrition, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure and various other topics.
Health and Wellness Services include:
- Nutrition education and dietary counseling
- Diabetes Self-Management education
- Diabetes and cardiovascular disease management programs
- Individual diabetes and weight management counseling
- Tobacco cessation classes and prevention programs
- Indian Youth Program
- Sponsorship of Native Nations Youth Council
- Summer wellness camps
- Community food and gardening programs
- Facilitation of the Tulsa Food Security Council
Community Wellness Projects
The Traditional Foods project has a strong health promotion/disease prevention focus. This project will engage American Indians of all ages to participate in activities that teach diabetes prevention through healthy nutrition, physical activity, and gardening. The project will encourage participation in out-of-school programs, spring break and summer camps, policy advocacy, physical activity, traditional cultural activities and culturally appropriate health education lessons and activities. This six-year project is funded by the CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program. Read more: Community Projects
Indian Youth Programs
IHCRC offers many programs to encourage Indian youth to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit. The Native Nations Youth Council (NNYC) brings youth together on a regular basis to engage in a healthy meal, activities, and to learn about their culture. Special events include the annual Children's Mental Health Pow Wow. The ultimate goal is to support the continued growth and development of cultural and healthy lifestyles programs of the NNYC to serve area intertribal youth and families. Read more: Indian Youth ProgramIHCRC also offers a variety of summer camp programs, including Cultural Camp. This special camp provides three field trips to expose Indian youth to Native Culture. Past destinations have included: Cherokee Nation, Creek Nation, Osage Nation, Chickasaw Nation, the Will Rogers Museum, Gilcrease Museum, and the Woolaroc Museum.