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Know Your Native Options!

Oklahoma’s State SoonerCare Medicaid program is moving to a new health plan program with managed care network plans called SoonerSelect starting February 2024. Know your options.

Take some time to take care of yourself this holiday season!

See above for helpful ways to focus on self-care for your overall health and wellness!

FentAlert Challenge: Empowering Youth for Safer Choices


Today, SAMHSA issued a challenge to America’s youth: Help us raise awareness about fentanyl and reduce teen overdose deaths.


FentAlert: Empowering Youth for Safer Choices − SAMHSA Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge is an opportunity for youth, ages 14-18, to develop a community strategy to educate their peers about fentanyl and fake pills ― and prevent drug overdose deaths.


If you or someone you know uses prescription opioids, please contact our Tribal Opioid Response program 405.561.7836 to receive a free box of Narcan to keep on hand in case of accidental opioid overdose (while supplies last)!

Do you know someone who is interested in Native American Health?

The THESIS (Tribal Health Experiential Student Internship Seminar) program is a virtual 8-week paid internship (May 20th- July 12th, 2024) for undergrads and recently-graduated college students who are interested in Native American health.

Each intern will be provided a stipend of up to $3,360!

Applications are due January 5th, 2024!

Please see these resources available to the community courtesy of


Step By Step Instructions

Under 65? Apply for SoonerCare With New Medicaid Expansion.

Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Start with your state or local health departments to find out how, when, and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in your community. And to avoid a scam, know that:

  • You can't pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. That's a scam.
  • You can't pay to get early access to the vaccine. That's a scam.
  • Nobody legit will call, text, or email about the vaccine and ask for your Social Security bank account, or credit card number. That's a scam.

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