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ᏣᎳᎩ Tribal Health Assessment. July 2013. HMD Vision A healthy Cherokee community where all people can enjoy health and wellness in a clean, safe environment, be protected from public health threats, and access high-quality, culturally respectful health care. HMD Mission

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HMD Vision

A healthy Cherokee community where all people can enjoy health and wellness in a clean, safe environment, be protected from public health threats, and access high-quality, culturally respectful health care.

HMD Mission

In partnership with the Cherokee community, the Health and Medical Division works to improve the health of individuals, families and the community through disease prevention, health promotion and protection from public health threats.

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Spring 2013 Community Survey

795 eligible surveys

Enrolled members age 18 and over

Tribe represented across age groups and communities.

More women responded than men.

Thank you to everyone who completed a survey, and who distributed and collected them!

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Comments: Satisfied with quality, access to care and medications, providers positive attitudes, respect, improvements, well-run.
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Quality of Life: Top 3 Positive Impacts

Love, support, spending time with family/friends

Satisfying Job/school and financial sustainability

Receiving care (surgery& medicine)

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Quality of Life: Top 3 Negative Impacts

Personal health problems

Family/home life stress/problems with personal relationships(family/ spouse)

Work stress/ employment struggles

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Biggest Concerns

  • Individual: weight, diabetes
  • For the future: healthy weight, diabetes & complications
  • For the community: diabetes and complications, addiction
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Hunger

  • 23% ate less than they should because of lack of money or food in last year
  • Preparedness
  • 75% are prepared to
  • stay home for three
  • days without outside
  • help
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Our Strengths

  • Approximately 60% agreed:
      • Plenty of help in times of need
      • Satisfied with the natural environment
      • Cherokee culture and traditions are valued
      • Good place to grow old and to raise children
      •  There is economic opportunity in EBCI
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Key Informant Interviews

  • 15 Community Health Leaders said:
  • Emphasis on prevention!
  • Priorities:
    • School clinic
    • Substance abuse
  • Some community members do not have a voice
  • Disease/ risk factors agreed with the community survey
  • Current changes are addressing some of the issues, including access to doctors