The Ho-Chunk Department of Health provides public health care services throughout different divisions in order to improve the health and well being of its tribal members.
- Preventative Care
- Well Child Exams
- Sports Physicals
- Diabetic Care
- CDL Physicals
- Food Distribution
- Nutrition Education
- Teeth Cleaning
- Individual Therapy
- Marriage Counseling
Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, The Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health is proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month.
Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you:
- Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer
- Maintain or reach a healthy weight
- Keep your body strong and active
Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day:
- Keep a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it.
- Cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they're ready for quick, healthy snacks.
- Challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week.
Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program provides a coordinated approach to identifying health risk behaviors, environments, and systems associated with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity.
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Cervical Cancer Awareness and PreventionWritten by IHS
Cervical cancer is preventable through regular screening and treating any abnormalities early-on before they progress to cancer. Screening with a Papanicolaou (Pap) test every three years is recommended for all women ages 21 to 65 years and screening with a Pap and HPV test is recommended every five years for women ages 30 to 65 yearsMORE