What is the Diabetes Prevention’s Healthy Native Program?

The Cherokee Nation Diabetes Prevention Program established the Healthy Native course to prevent type 2 diabetes. It has been successful in Cherokee communities for the past 10 years. Research has shown that people who lose up to 7 percent of their body weight by making modest changes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. The Healthy Native course consists of 16 weekly group sessions and 6 monthly maintenance sessions focused on eating healthier, increasing your activity and losing weight. Sessions are facilitated by trained lifestyle coaches. For more information, please call 918-453-5000 or toll free at 1-800-256-0671.

Classes are available in select areas. Contact the Health Educator in the Cherokee Nation health center nearest you.

  • Jay: 918-253-4271
  • Muskogee: 918-781-6500
  • Salina: 918-434-8500
  • Sallisaw: 918-775-9150
  • Male Seminary Rec Center:918-453-5496
  • Stilwell: 918-696-8800
  • Tahlequah: 918-453-5000
  • Vinita Wellness Center: 918-256-4800

Who can join?

  • No diagnosis of diabetes
  • 18 years or older
  • Native American
  • Diagnosis of prediabetes OR
  • History of gestational diabetes OR
  • At risk for prediabetes
  • Your weight is more than the weight listed below for your height

Why should I join?

  • Lose weight
  • Your own personal lifestyle coach will provide one-on-one support
  • Receive tools to help reach your goals
  • Become healthier for yourself and family
  • Prevent diabetes and other diseases
  • There is no cost to participate!
  • Fill out the Eligibility Form and email it here.

Could I be at risk for prediabetes?

  • (Females) Have you had a baby weighing more than 9 lbs.?
  • Do you have a sister, brother or parent with diabetes?
  • Is your weight more than the weight listed above for your height?
  • Are you younger than 65 and get little to no exercise daily?
  • Are you between 45 and 65 years old?
  • Are you 65 years old or older?

 

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Upcoming Events

Jul
20
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5:30 pm Step 2 It @ Floyd H Norris Park
Step 2 It @ Floyd H Norris Park
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm
Residents of Cherokee County are encouraged to get healthier together while having fun with the FREE STEP2 IT wellness program. If your goal is to lose weight, reduce stress, lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk