Community Health

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Public Health Nurse

The Public Health Nurse (PHN) identifies community needs and promotes participation from the community in developing health goals. The PHN also coordinates programs and services to meet the health needs of the community. The PHN works closely with the Community Health Representative Program in coordinating services for the community. Services include health education, home visits, development of care plans and providing follow-up care at scheduled intervals for patients with long-term health issues. Please contact Marcella Harper, PHN at 580.723.446 extension 159 for information on other services available.

Community Health Representatives (CHR)

The Community Health Representative Program is currently staffed with two certified CHRs who provide services to enhance the quality of life for the Native American population served. Assistance provided include home visits, light housekeeping duties, meal preparation, vital sign checks, transportation to medical appointments, delivery of medications and medication compliance. The CHRs are actively involved with the Public Health Nurse in providing health education services to the community that includes handouts, monthly educational presentations, health fairs and community screenings. 

Senior Services & Caregiver

The Senior Services & Caregiver program provides daily home and facility visits to Native American elders (55 and over) residing in Noble County or a Tribal member residing outside of Noble County, but within a 50-mile radius of the tribal complex. The caregiver will perform light house cleaning, delivery of medication, delivery of commodities and general social interaction.