Program Goals & Education Topics

Program Goals & Education Topics:

  • To promote healthy lifestyles to the Gila River Indian Community
  • To be the best Community Health Education program in Indian Country


Over the years we have focused on providing education on diabetes and the surrounding areas but as the need for education expansion on other health issues grew, so did Community Health Education. Some of the presentation topics that we now focus on are as follows but not limited to:

  • Diabetes 101
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)
  • West Nile Virus (WNV)
  • Stress Management
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphlycoccus aureus (MRSA)
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hand Washing
  • Head Lice
  • Self Esteem
  • Healthy Aging
  • Beat the Heat
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Respect
  • Culture
  • Cold/Flu
  • Health Jeopardy
  • Youth Health
  • Adult Health
  • Elderly Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Other health trends as needed


The Community Health Education program is also a support program for all the other programs within the Tribal Health Department. This means we assist our sister programs with their education and outreach if needed.