Community Health

Health & Human Services

The NHBP Community Health team strives to support health promotion and disease prevention programs, services, and initiatives. True Mno Bmadzewen {live in a good way} requires a collective effort from many partners and departments. This collaboration is key in building and sustaining wellness for the next Seven Generations.

Programs and Services

Community Health

Hold it for the Holidays

Provides a seven week program to focus on avoiding weight gain during the holiday season. This program runs shortly before Thanksgiving and until after the New Year. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and employees. Registration is required.

Lunch and Learn

Provides a weekly congregate meal and education session at the Pine Creek Community Center. Lunch and Learn is free for Tribal Elders, $3 for Tribal Members and employees, and $6 for community members. 

Winter Meltdown
Winter Meltdown is a six week health and weight-loss competition featuring exercise, nutrition and stress reduction classes. This program runs February through March. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and employees. Registration is required.
Light Up the Rez

An annual community 5K and 1 Mile event typically held in June. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, employees and community members. Registration is required.

Light Up the Rez

An annual community 5K and 1 Mile event typically held in June. This event is open to the public. Registration is required.

Diabetes Education
Provides a one-on-one session to educate patients and caregivers on various aspects of life with diabetes. This is open to all NHBP clinic patients and support persons. Diabetes Education is available by referral only.

Fitness Programs

The NHBP Health and Human Services Department offers a variety of fitness programs and classes to help the community Mno Bmadzewen (live in a good way).

Bike Loan
Provides a bicycle and routes to explore the Pine Creek Indian Reservation. Stop in at the Pine Creek Health Facility to sign up and reserve your bike. Bikes are available April through October. This is available to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, descendants, clinic patients and employees and registration is required.
Fitness Assessments
Provides a one-on-one appointment that assess cardiovascular risk, fitness status and baselines for an individual, resulting in a customized fitness plan. These are available for NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, clinic patients and employees.
Fitness Center Access

Provides on-site fitness centers that feature cardio equipment, nautilus style strength equipment and some free weights. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, clinic patients and employees. Registration and fitness center assessment is required for key card access.

Hours of Operations

Grand Rapids Fitness Center
Daily: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pine Creek Fitness Center
Daily: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fitness Classes

Provides various fitness classes throughout the year, including yoga, Zumba, kickboxing, whole-person wellness, walking groups, sit n be fit, cardio drumming, tae kwon do, body blast and enhance fitness. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, descendants, employees, clinic patients and guests.

Fitness Classes

Provides various fitness classes throughout the year, including yoga, Zumba, kickboxing, whole-person wellness, walking groups, sit n be fit, tae kwon do, cardio drumming, body blast and enhance fitness. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, descendants, employees, clinic patients and guests.

Snowshoe Loan

Provides snowshoes and poles to explore the snow-covered Pine Creek Indian Reservation. Stop by the Pine Creek Health Facility to sign out a pair of snowshoes and receive a trail route map. Snowshoes are available December through March, depending on the weather. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, descendants, clinic patients and employees.

Couch to 5K

An eight-week workout program where participants train to be able to complete a 5K at any fitness level. Participants who complete this program receive free admission to the Light Up the Rez 5k and Turtle Trot. Registration is required.

 

Health Education

In order for the NHBP Health and Human Services Department to continue improving the lives of the community, they must educate members of the community on how to improve their daily lives.

Digital Stories

Provides a chance to share a personal health success story. The Health and Human Services Department will help create and publish a personal digital health story for an individual. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, descendants, clinic patients and employees. Sessions are available through appointment only.

Click Here for digital stories archive

Mno Bmadzewen Health Facebook Group

Previously known as the Gwiwenzemen Quarterly Health Publication, NHBP now shares health tips and tricks to help you live in a good way via a Facebook group.

Click Here to view the Facebook group.

Health Coaching
Provides success-setting, personal health goals with the assistance of a health coach. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, descendants, clinic patients and employees. Sessions are available by appointment only.
Health Coaching
Provides success-setting, personal health goals with the assistance of a health coach. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, spouses, descendants, clinic patients and employees. Sessions are available by appointment only.
Tobacco Cessation

Provides one-on-one tobacco counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy products (patches, gum, lozenges). Services are available by appointment only

Tribal Member Support

Community Health Representatives are frontline public health workers who are trusted Members or have an excellent understanding of the cultural needs of the Community they serve. CHRs serve as a link between the clinical setting and the Community, assisting by increasing the health knowledge of clients and communities through a broad range of activities and services.

Services Provided:

  • Community & Individual Outreach
  • Home Visits
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Medical transition assistance
  • Care Coordination
  • Resource Referrals
  • Health Education
  • Emotional & Social Support
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Transportation to and From Medical Appointments

In Home Care Services

Chore Providers offer limited at home help for services such shopping and errands, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation and friendly reassurance. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members residing on or within close proximity of the Pine Creek Indian Re.servation

Maternal Child Health

This program encourages and supports the start of a healthy life. Our programming is tailored toward Tribal Communities and is designed to complement prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care.

Lactation and Breastfeeding Consultation

Provides lactation counseling services with our Community Health Nurses. Counseling includes topics such as latch, positioning, milk supply, breast and/or nipple pain, pumping and storage

Developmental Screenings

Identifies strengths and needs early to ensure healthy growth and development. Community Health Nurses are available at both locations for developmental screenings and consultations. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and clinic patients with children who are up to five years old. Participants must be enrolled in the Maternal Child Health Program and services are available by appointment only.

Healthy Start Play Groups

Provides developmentally appropriate activities, outings and even camaraderie with other early childhood families. Healthy Start Play Groups take place monthly at both locations. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and clinic patients. Registration is required.

Healthy Start and Tribal Visiting

Provides home visiting services utilizing the Family Spirit Curriculum for clients, prenatal to age five, and provides experiences with the new cultural literacy program, Gikinawaabi. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and clinic patients with children who are prenatal to five years old. Participants must be enrolled in the Maternal Child Health Program. Services are available year-round and by appointment only.

Healthy Start and Tribal Visiting
Provides home visiting services utilizing the Family Spirit Curriculum for clients, prenatal to age five, and provides experiences with the new cultural literacy program, Gikinawaabi.” This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and clinic patients with children who are prenatal to five years old. Participants must be enrolled in the Maternal Child Health Program. Services are available year-round and by appointment only.
Child Passenger Safety

Provides a car seat along with installation and safety education. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members and descendants with children, up to 4’8” in height. Services are available by appointment only.

Care Coordination

Provides care coordination services and provide connections to appropriate resources. Participants must be enrolled in the Maternal Child Health Program. Services are available year-round and by appointment only.

Safe Sleep and Pack’N Play
Provides one Pack ‘n Play per family, based on need while supplies and grant funding lasts. This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and maternal child health families with children who are prenatal to five years old. This is open to enrolled families of the Maternal Child Health Program.

Nutrition Programs

Through the use of comprehensive nutrition programs, the Health and Human Services Department continues to work towards Mno Bmadzewen to improve the lives of federally recognized Tribal Members.

Elders Farmers Market Vouchers
Provides tokens or coupons to participating Elders for the purchase of fresh produce at local farmers’ markets. Farmers’ Market Vouchers are available during the June through August growing season. This is open to NHBP Tribal Elders, registration is required.
Elders Meal Cards
Provides a $100 a month reloadable gift card for the purchase of healthy foods such as produce, dairy and lean meats. Elders also receive a monthly nutrition mailer with tips, education and recipes. This program runs year-round. This is open to NHBP Tribal Elders and registration is required.
1-on-1 Cooking Classes

Provides in person, personalized cooking classes. Cooking supplies are provided to participants. Available by appointment only.

Healthy Start and Tribal Visiting
Provides home visiting services utilizing the Family Spirit Curriculum for clients, prenatal to age five, and provides experiences with the new cultural literacy program, Gikinawaabi.” This is open to NHBP Tribal Members, descendants and clinic patients with children who are prenatal to five years old. Participants must be enrolled in the Maternal Child Health Program. Services are available year-round and by appointment only.
Harvest Health Food Program
Provides a four week program that focuses on various healthy-eating topics including clean eating, eating mindfully and eating to celebrate. This program takes place in the fall. This is open to Tribal Members, spouses, descendants and employees.
Nutrition Mailer

Learn more about health and disease prevention through the Nutrition Mailer. All clinic patients are eligible to receive a monthly mailing with important information about upcoming programs, a simple, healthy recipe, and tips to help the individual live in Mno Bmadzewen (live a good way).

Click Here for current issues

Virtual Cooking Classes

Provides a monthly cooking class taking place on the last Friday of each month. Cooking supplies are provided to participants. The class is taught live via Zoom.

Shelby Brueck

Community Health Outreach Manager

shelby.brueck@nhbp-nsn.gov