New Healthcare Model Creates Opportunity for Community Participation RAPID CITY –For decades the mission, policies, and programs implemented in Indian Health Service hospitals have been determined by bureaucrats in faraway places. The new healthcare model rolling out at the Oyate Health Center in Rapid City turns that approach on its head. The Great Plains Tribal … Read More about Healthcare Priorities to be Determined by Patients in Rapid City
New Chief Medical Officer Brings Experience and Knowledge RAPID CITY –When the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe chose to take control of the Rapid City Service Unit from the Indian Health Service, it made a promise to seek out the best and the brightest healthcare providers. The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s … Read More about Oyate Health Center selects top-talent as Chief Medical Officer
Second Round of Nuka Training Targets Direct Service Providers RAPID CITY –Installing a new and innovative approach to patient care is a difficult task that the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) and the Oyate Health Center (OHC) are ready to take on. Two weeks ago, more than fifty community members, staff, … Read More about A New Approach to Native American Healthcare in Rapid City
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. We will resume services on Tuesday, November 12th at 8 am.
SAVE THE DATE: Monday October 7th, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board would like to invite you to a Community Event as we officially launch a historic Community Needs Assessment. This will for the first time capture the healthcare needs and wants of the Rapid City Native American … Read More about GPTCHB Community Event
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Great Plains Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative, and Great Plains Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program will host the “Great Plains Partners in Cancer Screening Conference” May 22-23, 2019, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. Conference Flyer Travel scholarships are available if needed. … Read More about Great Plains Partners in Cancer Screening Conference
On January 10, 2019, the GPTCHB sent a letter to the Great Plains Area IHS Acting Director, Jim Driving Hawk, to notify IHS of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s and Oglala Sioux Tribe’s intent to contract their portions of shares of the Rapid City Service Unit on behalf of their Tribes and to remind IHS … Read More about GPTCHB CEO Memo re 1.10.2019 Letter to IHS
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board appreciates the thoughtful deliberations of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council on January 24, 2019 and its commitment to further conversations regarding the combined efforts of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to improve healthcare delivery for the Native American community … Read More about GPTCHB Statement Regarding Meeting on January 24, 2019
We believe the plan by the Indian Health Service to demolish and build new on the current site is ill-informed primarily because the site review process conducted by the IHS did not take into consideration the donation and development of the Shepherd’s Hill site. The IHS plan calls for the destruction or relocation of 26 … Read More about What can you do to help preserve Sioux San?
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) is committed to the pursuit of every means that will serve to improve the health status of the tribes and their members. That is our mission and our expertise. You may have heard that GPTCHB prevailed in both Oglala Sioux Tribal Court and federal court in the attempt … Read More about Sioux San Update: Statement from GPTCHB CEO