Women’s History Month: Paying tribute to influential women of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians who have helped shape healthcare

March, Women’s History Month, presents an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate women’s remarkable contributions to society. In the healthcare system for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI), women have played a crucial role in shaping and advancing healthcare services for their community. From its inception, the healthcare system owes much of its … Continued

Helping improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This marks the 37th anniversary of the Congressional designation of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and acknowledges the nearly 200,000 people living in North Carolina who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and … Continued

CIHA staff provide information during Town Hall

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority was honored to have the opportunity to answer questions from citizens Monday night during the Town Hall hosted by Tribal Leadership. We are constantly working to improve our services and better serve you, so opportunities such as the Town Hall present a great opportunity to hear directly from the public. … Continued

“Building Health, Building Community”: Tsali Care Center’s Commitment to Community Well-Being

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority is proud to announce the campaign theme selected to help launch the new Tsali Care Center Facility this Fall:  “Building Health, Building Community.” This theme underscores the significant investment made in the facility and its role in enhancing the overall well-being of the community.   Tsali Care Center, soon to … Continued

A message from Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority CEO Casey Cooper regarding the future Cherokee County Clinic

“As an entity of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, we’ve made a significant discovery that hits close to home. The site planned for our new Cherokee County Clinic actually intersects with a section of the Trail of Tears corridor. It’s a sobering reminder of the hardships our ancestors endured, and it’s crucial that … Continued

Senator Kevin Corbin tours CIHA dental clinic for National Child Dental Health Month

February is not just the month of love; it’s also dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of dental health in children. Child Dental Health Month, celebrated annually, highlights the significance of oral hygiene practices that can prevent tooth decay and promote healthy smiles for a lifetime. This month holds particular significance for Native American … Continued

NC Launches Additional Phone Support for People Experiencing Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder

PRESS RELEASE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new Statewide Peer Warmline on Feb. 20, 2024. The new Peer Warmline will work in tandem with the North Carolina 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by giving callers the option to speak with a Peer Support Specialist. Peer Support Specialists (or “peers”) … Continued

NC Medicaid Expansion Continues to Bring Health Care to More North Carolinians

RALEIGH — As of Feb. 1, 2024, 346,408 newly eligible North Carolinians are enrolled in Medicaid and now have access to comprehensive health care, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Dashboard. NCDHHS released an updated the dashboard today, and it includes enrollment data as of Feb. 1, 2024. This … Continued

Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority’s PFAC: A Driving Force for Community Healthcare Improvement

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) is dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare services to the community. A unique aspect of this effort is the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), a group of individuals committed to ensuring the community’s voice is heard in every aspect of healthcare delivery. With eleven community members and two dedicated … Continued

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